Education & Capability Development
Virtual Design & Construction (VDC)
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Two types of programs are offered for Virtual Design & Construction (VDC):
This course benefits anyone seeking to optimize collaboration, quality, and schedule for BIM-empowered projects. This self-paced, 9-module online course includes assessment questions and exercises at the end of each online module to review learned knowledge. This course is taught by Stanford Professor Martin Fischer, Director of the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE), part of the Stanford School of Engineering. Strategic Building Innovation (SBI), a long-time collaborative partner with Professor Fischer, has trained hundreds of professionals from leading global organizations. Upon completion of this course, candidates will receive Stanford (SCPD) Record of Completion.
In-depth & Enhanced Programs
This program includes the Self-paced Online course (described above), an introductory workshop, support during the implementation of VDC through monthly check-ins and workshops, and a final workshop to reflect on your VDC learning. We are happy to work with candidates and organizations to design in-depth practicum elements led by SBI and/or Stanford to enhance the online learning experience with real-world application experience. Successful candidates will receive Stanford (SCPD) Record of Completion and/or Certificate of Achievement.
Certified / Qualified
Optimize success with collaborative planning, management, and roadmaps
Realize business goals through documented vision, strategy, and meaningful performance met
Leverage BIM as part of a broader, whole-team approach integrating visualization, simulation, and collaboration
Self-paced Online Course outline
VDC Framework Overview
the VDC Framework with case studies that demonstrate successfully delivered projects
metrics, the framework, and case studies on managing metrics
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
IPD and the simple framework for a high performing building and integrated process
Production Organization Process (POP) Matrix
POP examples, how to use the POP matrix, and how POP models are connected to cost, income and VDC
Integrated Concurrent Engineering (ICE)
the concept of reciprocity through ICE sessions (the Big Room), ICE session metrics and controllable factors
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
BIM and its value in DPR’s five levels of organization perspectives, BIM related production metrics and controllable factors
Project Production Management (PPM)
production systems, variabilities and how to manage them, the difference between process, plan and schedule, metrics and controllable factors
a recap of VDC and how it can be strategically beneficial for a company and common implementation challenges
In-depth & Enhanced Program outline
Self-paced online course
9 core modules of self-paced learning with online knowledge assessments (as described above)
engage in in-person and/or virtual coaching sessions with instructors on applying VDC, use related software, and project evaluations
embark on a practicum to explore in-depth practical implementation of VDC in their areas of work
Project Progress Check-ins
share their progress through monthly reporting. Instructors and fellow participants will provide feedback and advice in each check-in session
share their VDC implementation experience, results, learning points and insights gained during the implementation period. Instructors will provide guidance for the participants to plan VDC direction for the company and future projects
VDC showed me how to reduce design and construction coordination risk dramatically and meet project milestones reliably and on budget.
I learned that we aren't as precise as we need to be in defining project objectives, or as optimal in our strategy for engaging our design and engineering partners.
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