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  1. Meet Kevin Lyons, a High-Flying Extreme Sports Athlete Turned VDC Coordinator pathfinder spotlight Kevin Lyons

    Meet Kevin Lyons, a High-Flying Extreme Sports Athlete Turned VDC Coordinator

    Meet January’s Pathfinder, Kevin Lyons, a New Jersey-based Project Engineer for Sloan & Company. He greatly enjoys the thrill of racing down a snowy mountain on his snowboard or pole vaulting high in the air. In high school, he also discovered a new talent for building and rendering digital design models, which led him to…

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  2. The 2021 OpenSpace Award Goes To… openspace awards

    The 2021 OpenSpace Award Goes To…

    Who says the film industry is the only one that can receive year-end awards? At OpenSpace, we like to celebrate builders and their contributions to society. We have incredible customers who build impressive projects all over the world. So as we wave goodbye to 2021, we wanted to hand out a few awards to the…

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  3. Survey: The Rapid Rise of Technology Adoption on Construction Sites

    Survey: The Rapid Rise of Technology Adoption on Construction Sites

    Over the past two years, many process changes have come to construction sites. One of the key indicators of these changes has been the continued adoption of construction technology (contech), which has progressed at an impressively rapid pace. We’ve seen this anecdotally in our own data; when we announced our Series C funding in April,…

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  4. How OpenSpace Helps CEC Save Time and Improve Communication with GCs CEC

    How OpenSpace Helps CEC Save Time and Improve Communication with GCs

    As a full-MEP-T contractor, CEC Facilities Group frequently needs to show accurate job site conditions before starting work. Having thorough, easy-to-navigate photo documentation to quickly show GCs true site conditions became a high priority, and ease of use was just as important as functionality. “Our field team’s time is valuable and anything new that we…

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  5. How an Owner Manages Punch Lists and Captures Observations with Field Notes

    How an Owner Manages Punch Lists and Captures Observations with Field Notes

    For Baton Rouge, La.-based developer Kurt Miller, compiling and staying on top of punch list items used to be a hugely complicated ordeal that required dozens of hours on-site to ensure that every problem had been addressed. First, he and his team at Amesbury Companies would walk the site to physically inspect each component. They…

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  6. Meet Pauline Schoech, a Civil Engineer With a Passion for Virtual Design and Construction Pauline Schoech

    Meet Pauline Schoech, a Civil Engineer With a Passion for Virtual Design and Construction

    Meet our November Pathfinder, Pauline Schoech, a Pensacola-based VDC Coordinator at Brasfield & Gorrie. She first became interested in construction during middle school when her older brother (who works as an estimator) brought blueprints home. After getting a civil engineering degree from a top-ranked engineering school, she was still intrigued by construction, which led her…

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  7. Highlights from Waypoint 2021, OpenSpace’s First Annual User Summit

    Highlights from Waypoint 2021, OpenSpace’s First Annual User Summit

    On November 2, 2021, OpenSpace welcomed more than 250 construction professionals from across the industry and across the world for our first annual virtual user conference, titled Waypoint 2021. This interactive event provided an opportunity for the OpenSpace team to announce new products and features, share best practices from customers, and engage in conversation with…

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  8. Announcing: The OpenSpace Community OpenSpace Community

    Announcing: The OpenSpace Community

    A New Way to Build Relationships with Industry Peers We’re excited to announce the recent launch of the OpenSpace Community, a must-join space for construction professionals to connect, learn, grow, and innovate. A focused collective for the AEC industry to network and build relationships, share use cases, tips, and tricks, suggest new product ideas or…

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  9. Meet Dante DeFazio, a Natural Problem Solver Whose Love of Learning Led Him to Construction Dante DeFazio

    Meet Dante DeFazio, a Natural Problem Solver Whose Love of Learning Led Him to Construction

    Meet our October Pathfinder, Dante DeFazio, a Project Manager at Virginia Tech, which also happens to be his alma mater. He’s spent much of his career on the move—living and working in the DC area, Oklahoma City, Austin, TX, and now, southwest Virginia. He discovered the construction industry through a chance happening when he was…

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