The big picture: Suffolk Construction's Miami Smart Lab makes projects run smoother
Large construction jobs involve dozens of design consultants and subcontractors, making progress and cost unpredictable. Incompatibility issues and design holes are often discovered during construction. “It’s painful; it’s time-consuming; it’s expensive,” says Lance Dengerud, director of Suffolk Construction’s Miami Smart Lab.
Mechanical and electrical engineers, plumbers, steel workers and architects “design in their own world, and when you bring them together, they haven’t thought about each other,” Dengerud says.
That’s precisely the reason Suffolk Construction started its smart labs — which it opened in six cities, including Miami, last year..
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