August 31, 2011  |  AGC, BIM

The AGC’s inaugural St. Louis BIM Expo will be the BIM event of the year for those involved in the local Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (A/E/C) community. Industry experts will present on the impacts of BIM through education, collaboration, and execution.

KAI team members, Mike Hartmann, Marcus Moomey, and Kent Hoynacki have joined with the AGC and other area firms to create a BIM group. This group is helping to host the BIM Expo. Mike will be a panelist for the “BIM

June 19, 2011  |  KAI Design & Build, Michael B. Kennedy, Michael E. Kennedy

My Father’s voice and the lessons he taught me in the past inspire me today. When you are young many times you really don’t know what you are learning and especially how much it will influence you in the future. As I spend time mentoring young kids who have charisma, athletic talent, intelligence, musical gifts, but no father figure, I hear my voice reflecting my Dad’s voice speaking to me as I was growing up. Quite frankly, as President of the company he founded: KAI Design & Build, it

February 28, 2011  |  3D BIM, BIM, Navisworks, Revit, VD&C

Case Study: During the construction of Wilmer-Hutchins Elementary School in Dallas, Texas, the contractor had concerns about ceiling clearance for lighting, heat pumps, ductwork, and plumbing. They requested that the ceiling be lowered 12" (from 10' to 9') to accommodate these items.We were able to easily put the contractor's concerns to rest using Navisworks. Knowing that these clearance

December 2, 2010  |  BIM, collaboration, design, Revit

At KAI, having both Design and Build under one roof allows us to collaborate on nearly every aspect of the design and construction process. Collaboration is key to the way we operate, and in fact, is a true competitive advantage. We use BIM tools, such as Revit, to support our collaborative efforts. The article below, written by Viktor Varkonyi, CEO of Grahpisoft, is a great example of how BIM lends itself perfectly to open collaborative design: Building Information Modeling (BIM)

October 19, 2010  |  arlington grove, diversity, green

St. Louis City Arlington Grove Residential Redevelopment Project
Breaks Ground in Terms of Green Design, Minority Participation (St. Louis, MO, Oct. 19, 2010) – Silver-plated shovels were plunged into the ground on Friday, Oct. 15 to commemorate the start of construction on north St. Louis City’s $41 million Arlington Grove residential redevelopment project . True, scoops of dirt were moved; but perhaps in more ways than one, the project is truly groundbreaking in terms of green

September 9, 2010  |  green, solar power, sustainable design

by Tony Summers, LEED AP

Solar power, photovoltaics and photocells are words that are starting to appear everywhere. Newspapers and trade publications are full of information about solar technology. Funding is available to help offset some of the costs of installation and the use of photocells. With technological advances and potential funding sources to make it more attractive, now may be

August 31, 2010  |  BIM, green design

The growth of the green building market will drive adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, according to a new SmartMarket Report, Green BIM: How Building Information Modeling is Contributing to Green Design and Construction, released by McGraw-Hill Construction.

Produced in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), Autodesk, and 13 other prominent industry

April 14, 2010  |  BIM, building, Building Information Mangement, construction

U.S. retailer Crate & Barrel has utilized BIM in its construction projects since 2002 when company executives made a strategic decision to adopt the technology. The company's director of construction says BIM is allowing the retailer to continue building during the tough economic times, reporting that current projects take 40 percent less time and cost 50 percent less to complete than projects built before utilizing BIM. Click on the link below to read the complete article featured in

March 1, 2010  |  BIM, construction, design and build

New York Construction magazine recently featured an article in its BIM Special Section on how BIM was used to design and build the new Yankee and Meadowlands stadiums. The reporter interviewed project team representatives on both stadiums and this is what they had to say about BIM: http://newyork.construction.com/

February 18, 2010  |  BIM, design, design and build, healthcare

St. Louis, MO-based KAI Design & Build recently submitted an article to Healthcare Design magazine discussing the complexities of using BIM in the design of a healthcare facility.

Read the article here: