In January 2018, Bergelectric took home the Associated General Contractors (AGC) San Diego Excellence in Construction Technology Award. This is the second time in three years Bergelectric has taken home this prestigious award that celebrates excellence, distinction, and innovation.
Bergelectric was awarded for taking their existing Building Information Modeling (BIM) platform to the next level by integrating a cloud-based solution that allows them to coordinate resources in real time— from anywhere in the country. By using this technology, Bergelectric is now able to share real-time BIM constructability models with designers, manufacturers, and field employees to ultimately reduce errors, increase safety, expedite the installation process, and reduce waste.
Embracing these emerging technologies has allowed Bergelectric to work side by side with their consulting electrical engineers in the digital arena. As the electrical engineers focus on the system required in the model, Bergelectric has been able to simultaneously adjust it for practicality, safety, and realistic installations based on cost and time constraints. Similarly, the customized cloud-based solution has brought real-time information directly to the job sites. Bergelectric’s foremen, for instance, are given iPads with software that can access the cloud-based models for real-time coordination on the job site.
“The new cloud-based technology has allowed us to see more reliably into the future of our construction and installation requirements,” said Bergelectric’s BIM Technology Manager Derek Renn. “By sharing a single-source model, we are able to see what construction will look like months before it actually happens—eliminating conflicts before they actually arrive on site and creating a safer work environment.”
The award was taken to Bergelectric’s Pacific Northwest Division office in Portland, OR to be shared with the team members (pictured above) that participated heavily in the collaboration effort between multiple consultants and disciplines. “All of our regional offices are participating in this new method of collaboration however, the Pacific Northwest Division has accelerated with the technology and deserves to hang this plaque on their wall,” stated Renn.