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the construction phase. "Using VPI, we are
pulling our involvement, and all of our subcontractors' involvement, to earlier stages, such as
needs analysis," says Goymerac. "Now we can
solve any issues before getting to fabrication
and installation-it's so much simpler."

The Construction Innovation Lab's large screen operates almost like a giant iPad.

limitations, or a narrow understanding of the
benefits. In the past, extremely large file sizes
made models difficult to share; even if a contractor or subcontractor could access the file
type, the size meant it would take hours, or
even days, to download.
That's where Miron comes in, says Bayer.
"We have an understanding of how to work
with these large models, how to simplify
them and make them accessible. That's key:
it's important to be able to distribute the information to all the stakeholders, and it has to be
in a more useable format."
If the accuracy and shareability of the models is VPI's technology difference, the highly
collaborative approach is its philosophical

difference. By its nature, VPI forces intense
collaboration between the client, engineer,
and those executing the work in the field.
The advantages of this integrated approach
include:
* Enhanced safety, operation, and
maintenance planning;
* Reduced installation time and labor costs;
* Elimination of change orders;
* Reduced design documentation.
The visual model also helps reduce language
barriers-those due to actual language differences, and those due to the different communication styles between trades and functions.
With the traditional approach, Miron typically would not get involved in a project until

FROM LAB TO MILL
The Construction Innovation Lab in Neenah
is designed to enhance project success by providing a tech-enabled space for integrating the
entire team. The Ci Lab's large screen operates
almost as a giant iPad, Bayer explains. "It is
a multi-touch screen-we can move things
around, add other sources, and see multiple
activities occurring at the same time."
Yet eventually, the project needs to leave
the lab-which is why Miron developed its
Construction Innovation Hubs. "The Ci
Hub is fully synchronized with all of the
information we have on the network and in
the cloud. It's an extension of our office,"
says Goymerac.
Ci Hubs are essentially modified gang
boxes equipped with a TV monitor, computer,
printer, and file-synchronizing software.
Anyone on the installation/ construction
team can pull up the 3D model and the digital
drawing set right when and where they need
it, and it's always current. Crews are trained
to use the Ci Hubs, which means everyone on
site (including subcontractors) can access,
view, and print plans, sections, and details.
Another advantage is the potential to prefabricate a much larger portion of the work.

Components within the 3D model are color-coded and can be easily manipulated.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - July/August 2017

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Euroports Extends Its Reach
Ensuring a Tight Load
Riding the Rails
Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport
Top 50 Power List
CEPI’s New Director General: ‘A Remarkable Industry'
Värö’s Expansion for the Future
Model Behavior: Understanding Virtual Process Integration
Mondi Štĕtí Chooses Direct Drive Technology
The Knowledge Trail
TAPPI Journal Summaries
How Does China’s Containerboard Market Compare to the US?
Industry Trends in Graphic Paper
Will China Ban Mixed Paper Imports?
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Värö’s Expansion for the Future
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Model Behavior: Understanding Virtual Process Integration
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Mondi Štĕtí Chooses Direct Drive Technology
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
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