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Virtual Design and Construction Practice: Benefits, Challenges, and Proven Strategies for AEC Team

Virtual Design and Construction in Practice CoverSMACNA's white paper, Virtual Design and Construction Practice: Benefits, Challenges, and Proven Strategies for AEC Team, offers insight into the growing use of virtual design and construction on construction projects. Leading members of the architectural, engineering  and construction (AEC) industry are championing the Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) approach to projects—a change that is slowly but dramatically transforming the way projects are completed. 

VDC describes the process through which a design and construction team collaboratively simulate every step of a project before beginning work on the actual job site.

This white paper, free to SMACNA members, describes the opportunities and challenges of VDC including three projects conducted by a leading architectural metal firm, A. Zahner and Company, where VDC played an important role.