Anniversary Story

Virtual Construction

The application of virtual tools and technology are gaining momentum across industries—and that is especially true for their use in construction. Under the direction of David Stone, our Virtual Construction team is continually testing out new technology and finding ways to improve processes and outcomes for projects across multiple sectors.

“Our goal is to visually communicate construction challenges before they happen, helping to resolve issues ahead of time virtually,” explained David. “The digital tools we use help us to better communicate with our Clients and partners, increasing certainty in our schedule and giving HITT a leg up in proactively managing any issues that may arise during construction.” 

Consistently David and his team deliver optimum solutions before others even know they’re needed. As a result, they’ve have seen a year-over-year increase in win-rates for projects that engage his team’s services. In 2016, the team achieved a 100% win-rate for corporate interiors pursuits that engaged Virtual Construction, and a 50% overall win-rate across project types.

“David and his team have effectively leveraged the latest technology for the benefit of all our Clients,” said Executive Vice President Kim Roy. “Whether it is augmented reality, virtual reality, virtual mock-ups, laser scanning, or 3D coordination, David’s thorough understanding of the latest technology and its effective implementation is a differentiator for our organization.”

They’re well on their way to making virtual construction indispensable for all of our projects, identifying new opportunities and applications to use their expertise to add value. “There is no way to predict where technology will take us,” David continued. “Whatever the next frontier may be—robotics, exoskeletons—we’re passionate about finding the best solutions for our needs.