Winter Construction Goes Beyond BIM with Recent Hires
July 1, 2016
Winter Construction is building upon its commitment to deliver good experiences by expanding the Building Information Modeling (BIM) services with the addition of two key hires: David Epps, director of construction technology, and Christopher Baierl, BIM manager. These two additions to Winter will oversee all BIM and related construction technology impacting the design, preconstruction, operations and facilities management aspects of Winter Construction.
“Making a serious investment in construction technology enables us to optimize resources, schedules, results, and continue to provide good experiences to our clients and partners,” said VP of Preconstruction Andy Rogers.
The director of construction technology is a new role at Winter Construction, a position created to bring more emphasis to the role of technology throughout the entire construction process from beginning to end, integrating it across all departments and functions.
David Epps graduated with a degree in Construction Management from the University of Florida and brings nearly 20 years of experience in the construction industry, 13 of which have been focused on BIM and leveraging technology to enhance the art and science of construction on more than 200 projects on and off the jobsite. Previously with Holder Construction Company, Epps is leading the Construction Technology team at Winter Construction, which is dedicated to strengthening and expanding the use of innovative hardware, software and processes. Epps plans to to incorporate the constantly evolving landscape of hardware and software technology – including BIM/ Virtual Design Construction (VDC), laser scanning, 4D simulations, drone / Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) photography and quality control, field integration through mobile tools, 3D printing and augmented / virtual Reality, among other innovations – into projects at Winter Construction. He has been a speaker and presenter at Autodesk University, BIMForum, ENR FutureTech, Revit Technology Conference, Hexagon several colleges and many other groups and advisory committees since 2005.
Also joining the Construction Technology team is Christopher Baierl, who worked with Epps for eight years at Holder Construction. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Purdue University, majoring in Computer Graphics Technology and is a seasoned BIM professional. Baierl will manage BIM services and promote technology and graphics solutions for all Winter Construction projects. With extensive experience in the Data & Technology and Corporate Office sectors, he has influenced all phases of projects from pursuit through facility management. Well versed in building coordination, model authoring and visual graphic creation, Baierl brings industry experience that provides immediate benefit to the project teams and clients of Winter Construction.