Seattle, Washington (November 2, 2017) – With construction booming and the increasing use of building information modeling (BIM) throughout the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, the Washington State University’s (WSU) School of Design and Construction is looking to better familiarize students with BIM technology. And PCL Construction Services, Inc. is committed to furthering WSU’s endeavors to do just that.
PCL Construction recently attended the WSU Construction Management program alumni mixer where they presented WSU with a $75,000 donation to the school’s BIM initiative. The check was presented by Darin Chestnut, Director of Business Development for PCL Construction and a WSU graduate.
“Preparing our future builders with the knowledge and hands-on experience of working with BIM technology will allow WSU graduates to hit the ground running at their future jobs,” said Chestnut. “I’m so proud to see my alma matter striving to stay on the forefront of the technology that our industry is utilizing. This will serve to strengthen the construction industry as a whole.”
WSU’s BIM initiative is a three-phased plan that will begin with providing equipment, software, and updating classroom spaces that allow students to work with and utilize programs like Revit, Navis Works, P6, and AutoCAD.
According to Jason Peschel, Program Coordinator, Construction Management, WSU’s goal is to provide fully equipped classrooms where students can experience an immersive virtual reality experience relevant to the design and construction industry. These BIM classrooms will be utilized by several hundred students each year.
Learn more about the BIM initiative at WSU here.
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $6 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.