At Journey Group, we value innovation on all projects—especially when it positively affects the project outcome and our partners’ bottom lines. Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) is the industry-leading mechanism by which we achieve both… and then some.

The world is drifting away from the standard, print, 2D modeling when it comes to construction projects. Innovators crave interactivity, reliable predictive modeling, and communication at every benchmark.

Let’s talk about how VDC adds dimension and brings all parties into the conversation before a shovel has hit the dirt.

Our Approach

We believe in VDC, as it brings tools to the table to identify and problem-solve potential roadblocks before they become tangible and expensive. Costly errors can become a thing of the past with the reliability of VDC.

This includes:

  • Hypothesizing “what-if’ scenarios on the fly.
  • Using conceptual modeling to analyze time and financial cost.
  • Communicating future-planning through 3d visualization.
  • Sequencing and scheduling for efficiency with proactive modeling.
  • Identifying system collisions across all contractors and disciplines.
  • Prefabricating opportunities for increased efficiency.
  • Improving site safety and traffic through aerial imagery.

Our Go-To Tools

We utilize top-notch technology to pass along the benefits of VDC to our customers. You’ll see not only cost savings but a more efficient flow of teams in and out of the worksite, as well as a stronger grasp on timelines and game plans.


Clash Detection

What if you could see where every electrical and plumbing pathway will go before starting installation—including making a note of crossed lines and possible conflicting uses of precious space? That’s where a clash detection model comes in.

  • Avoid subcontractor trades overlapping or backtracking work.
  • Prevent collisions that could add unnecessary costs to your budget.
  • Combine multiple models into one appended master model.
  • Bring architect, structural engineer & mechanical engineer’s work into one virtual model.
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Virtual Walkthroughs

Sometimes an on-paper plan just won’t cut it when it comes to trusting the process and delivering digestible communications to clientele. Virtual walkthroughs help keep everyone on the same (virtual) page, from subcontractors to building owners.

  • A camera-outfitted hard hat gives a point-of-view perspective of the construction progress from start to finish.
  • Make clients and owners feel more a part of the process with easy regular updates.
  • Overlay future installs and elements using VR/AR tech and make project decisions on the fly via visual aides.
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Field & Project Coordination

There’s nothing more detrimental to the success of a construction project than inefficient team member scheduling. Our field and project coordination tools unite 4D accessibility charts to ensure dynamic and sensible arrival and exit scheduling.

  • Identify potential hiccups in work durations by analyzing congestion and accessibility.
  • Link time to building components to virtually construct a project via BIM modeling.
  • Locate potential time and cost savings with prefabrication and modular construction, as well as storage utilization efficiencies.
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Journey Construction has been utilizing drone photography and video to help transform workflow. Not only can drone images save you time and resources, but they can help with preconstruction and site planning, track progress, monitor quality, and resolve and forecast site disruptions. Journey Construction currently has three licensed and certified drone pilots readily available to meet the project needs.

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Photo Documentation

Journey Construction currently uses imaging software, which is the fastest, easiest way to document your jobsite visually. Utilizing this software, we can provide you current 360-degree images of our job sites. Our Superintendents and Project Engineers can strap on this 360 camera when they want to capture the job, say during a routine inspection or walk, and hit “go” on the app. The images are then emailed to the project team to track progress.

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