If you are anywhere near New York City this coming Tuesday night, get yourself over to the Carriage House Center for this BuildingSuccess event:
May 7 2013 5:30PM - May 7 2013 8:00PM EST
The Carriage House Center, 149 East 38th Street, New York NY – 10016
5:30pm - Cocktail Reception
6:30pm - Guest Presentation
* This event is free to attend. AIA credits available
I first learned about Columbia University’s Manhattanville project a few years ago at an internal event. The presenter was showing videos of aggregated utility models and talking about the complications of building new things in New York City. Apparently, it is not just as easy as cracking open your copy of The Works: Anatomy of a City by Kate Ascher and starting to dig.
The Works is an essential book for civil engineers, by the way. You’ll pull it out any time you need to explain to your Great Aunt Gertrude or your kid’s second grade class what you do for a living.
Fast forward to last year. We interviewed Stantec about their involvement in the project and created a customer story.Stantec: Columbia University Manhattanville Project
The Manhattanville project is tremendously complex, with numerous challenges, including a multidecade delivery schedule, widely varying site elevation, and a labyrinth of below-grade pedestrian hallways, mechanical spaces, and classrooms that requires precise coordination. Although Stantec had used BIM on previous projects, the firm’s New York office had never used BIM on an infrastructure project, let alone one of this magnitude.
The upcoming BuildingSuccess event features panelists from just a few of the other players involved in the project. It should be a dynamic conversation about planning, design, construction, ownership and beyond.
Featured Guest Panelists:
- Marcelo Velez, Assoc. Vice President for Manhattanville Development, Columbia University
- Serge Drouin, Associate, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
- Will Paxson, Partner, Davis Brody Bond
- Scott Frank, Partner, Jaros, Baum & Bolles
- Mera Faddoul, Principal, Jacobs Engineering
- Joseph Maraia, Executive Vice President, Lend Lease
- Keith Allen, Senior Vice President, Lend Lease
I’m disappointed that I won’t be able to attend this event myself, so please go for me and take really good notes.