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4D Construction: What You Need to Know

 

4D does one thing that revolutionizes planning and scheduling- it brings the visibility of CAD into the planning process so now, rather than interpreting Gantt charts and reviewing stacks of 2D drawings- the 3D model and the schedule are combined to simulate a project in real time in whatever level of detail is necessary- move forward- move back- review and edit your plan with your supply chain- optimize the schedule for the entire project not one phase or one subcontractor, rehearse your plan until you have confidence that the team clearly understands your approach and is ready for construction.  For the first time, the industry literally has a low risk, low cost practice field on which to review, optimize and rehearse a project before ever starting work on the site.  

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