SmartSite named Silver Company of the Year
SmartSite LLC, a local construction site-development firm, was named 2013 Silver Stevie® Award
Company of the Year in the Materials and Construction category in this year’s 10th Annual
International Business Awards (IBA).
BIM With a Creative Twist
Traditional carthwork estimating methods can come with risks for the developer and the contractor.
Using surveying stakes and design plans, it can be difficult to estimate quantities to topsoil other
unsuitable material and structural fill. But a creative combination
Cutting Risk Down to Size
It’s risky for both the developer and contractor to use traditional methods to estimate and
deliver the earthwork involved in a major new housing de-velopment. Until the actual earthmoving
makes some progress, it is difficult to quantify topsoil, other unsuitable material, and structural
6 Weeks Case Study
Every now and then, project’s constraints and deadlines just don’t add up to traditional deliv ery methods.
The fall of 2011 was one of those times for St. Charles Com munities and SmartSite. Two permits were woefully delayed yet the projects completion deadlines couldn’t change.
Beginning With BIM
In its traditional sense, most construction professionals think of Building Information Modeling
(BIM) as per- taining to modeling ofthe actual vertical structure. But in reality, BIM goes far
beyond the building, Irl fact, a construction team in Maryland is using both BIM and integrated
project delivery to achieve savings during site deveìopment.