Rob Schoen, Owner & President
The two approaches of building construction, design-build, and design-bid-build, pose challenges and risks. The former model—where a single entity manages the contract—has heightened risks pertaining to varying definitions of process and deliverable methods. On the other hand, the design-bid-build approach involves working with various agencies increases the chances of change orders, leading to delay in the project, and ultimately increasing the costs. To this end, Building information modeling (BIM) serves as a foundation to streamline project development by enabling the virtual representation of a project before and during the physical construction. This eliminates many inefficiencies and problems that may arise during construction. Taking a hands-on, holistic approach, Utah-based Axis Virtual Construction provides a range of BIM services—including 3D modeling, 4D scheduling, BIM coordination, and post-project analysis—to help clients execute the construction in a streamlined manner. The company offers one source virtual steel solutions that include BIM management, steel detailing, connection design, engineering, consulting, and point scanning.
Axis Virtual Construction delivers animations and demonstrative services that help in showing the impact of design changes on a project over time. The 3D model visualization highlights the specific structural steel members impacted by project design changes. These animations can explain complex connections. “By understanding the clients’ project needs and desired outcomes, Axis Virtual Construction delivers solutions and provides insight on each project based on real-world experience,” says Rob Schoen, owner, and president of the company.
For more than a decade, with a mission to unite different stakeholders involved in construction, such as general contractors, owners, and fabricators, Axis Virtual Construction has been deploying the latest in construction technology— helping clients meet deadlines and stay under budget. The company identifies and conveys issues from detailing, BIM, architectural, mechanical, electrical plumbing, concrete, and structural standpoints. This way, every member of the team can understand their responsibility and take accountability for their assignments, which allow the company to make realistic schedules for the projects. Recognizing the confidentiality of its clients’ projects, the firm doesn’t outsource any of its work.
Moreover, the company’s experts and consultants can resolve disputes in every aspect of steel design, fabrication, and erection from bidding to structural steel, connection design, and rebar detailing. Axis Virtual Construction’s structural steel expert witnesses provide testimony and expert opinion in a court of law. The company creates custom solutions for every project to help mitigate delays and enhance communication, which ultimately optimizes the construction.
Axis Virtual Construction’s value proposition can be best exemplified with a customer-success instance where the company has saved time and money for one of its clients in Oklahoma, working on a few warehouse projects. With its point cloud scanning services, Axis Virtual Construction reduced RFIs and applied solutions on time without errors for the overall project, saving costs for the client. With this project, the company not only won the loyalty of its client but also able to extend its relationship to the client’s customers for the future. Emphasizing on continual learning and adapting the most cutting edge technologies and techniques enable Axis Virtual construction to ensure the success of its clients. Continuously winning its client’s trust by bringing value to every project, Axis Virtual Construction is currently concentrating on establishing its presence across the country.