Modulus Consulting, a San Francisco-based firm specializing in the practice and implementation of BIM, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Troy to Director of Operations, and Sheena Shook to Director of Business Development. Managing Principal, Peter Michealsen, commented, "These two director level positions were developed in recent years to support our next phase of growth and maturity as a business. I'm excited to have Sara and Sheena assume these roles; each knows our business thoroughly, and they have the talent, drive, and leadership to continually improve Modulus, bringing our services to even more AECO clients."
Sara Troy brings over 15 years of experience, including 6 years of project management with Modulus Consulting. Ms. Troy has run some of the company's largest and most complex BIM projects, serving architects, engineers, contractors, and owners alike. As Director of Operations, Ms. Troy will oversee staff development, implement, and maintain company standards, control and optimize workflows, and maintain project quality to maximize value for clients.
Sheena Shook brings over 17 years of experience, including 3 years of project management with Modulus Consulting. Sheena's passion for innovation in design and construction, and ability to build strong client relationships makes her a great fit for the role. As Director of Business Development, Sheena will guide Modulus' marketing and new client outreach, expand service offerings and markets served, while also improving her golf handicap.
Modulus Consulting LLC has been a leading provider of Building Information Modeling (BIM) services to architects, engineers, contractors, and owners (AECO) in the commercial construction industry for over a decade. Modulus offers model creation, coordination management, laser scanning, FM deliverables, and BIM standards development from their local experts, with offices in San Francisco, Portland, New York, Washington DC, Dallas, and Honolulu. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back to homepage ❯ May 2021
Every year, the international charity competition of Canstruction brings together architects, engineers, contractors, and volunteers to raise funding and compete to design and build giant structures made of canned foods, which are then donated. The award categories include Jurors' Favorite, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal, Structural Ingenuity, and Honorable Mention/People's Choice.
For the 2019 Oregon competition, Modulus's Portland crew Sara Troy & Jed Pagtulingan, partnering with David Evans and Associates, Otak, and SSOE Group, won the People's Choice and Best Use of Labels awards, with their Pride Rock structure, titled "Look Beyond What You See."
This event raised 32,900 lbs of food and over $3,700 for the Oregon Food Bank, equaling 35,900 meals.
Back to homepage ❯ Jan 2020
Modulus Consulting created the 4D construction timeline of Space Exploration Architecture's (SEArch+) Mars habitat design, converting their Rhino & Grasshopper 3D geometry for use in Revit & Navisworks. Having already placed 1st in prior stages of NASA's $3.15M 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge - including the initial conceptual design, foundation construction, and material seals/durability test - SEArch+ also took top place for the Complete Virtual Construction phase.
NASA's comment on the video:
SEArch+/Apis Cor of New York won first place in Phase 3: Level 4 in NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. This team focuses on regolith construction to provide radiation shielding and physical protection.
The competition for this stage challenged teams to use modeling software to create a full-scale habitat design. This level built upon an earlier stage that required 60 percent design completion; for this round, submissions were 100 percent complete.
Entries were scored on architectural layout, programming, efficient use of interior space, and the 3D-printing scalability and constructability of the habitat. Teams also prepared short videos providing insight into their design as well as miniature 3D-printed models that came apart to showcase the interior design. Points were also awarded for aesthetic representation and realism.
NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge aims to further the progression of sustainable shelters that will someday occupy the Moon, Mars or beyond by pushing citizen inventors to develop new technologies capable of additively manufacturing a habitat using indigenous resources with, or without, recyclable materials.
The 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is managed through a partnership with NASA's Centennial Challenges Program and Bradley University. Bradley has partnered with sponsors Caterpillar, Bechtel and Brick & Mortar Ventures to administer the competition. NASA's Centennial Challenges program is part of the agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate, and is managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
For information about the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/3DPHab
Back to homepage ❯ Mar 2019
We are pleased to report that the Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center: Van Ness & Geary Campus (CPMC VNGC) project - a complex 12-story, 1 million square foot hospital - won the Healthcare Project of the Year Award at the 2017 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference in August 2017. The Modulus Consulting team provided BIM coordination, structural design modeling, and trade contractor modeling on the project.
In addition to working on the project, Ben Alfonso, Modulus BIM Project Manager, and Grant Johnson, Modulus Senior BIM Specialist, joined representatives from HerreroBoldt Juan Restrepo, OSHPD & Commissioning Manager, and Joshua Mercado, Senior BIM Manager, at the conference to present a multifaceted case study of the VNGC project's groundbreaking use of Bluebeam:
The Bluebeam eXtreme Conference is a three-day user conference of Revu training, industry panels, case study presentations, peer learning, keynotes, guest speakers, networking opportunities, and more. It attracts professionals from the top architecture, engineering, and construction firms who want to push the limits of project communication and collaboration with fellow Bluebeam enthusiasts. The Bluebeam eXtreme Conference 2018 will be held September 17-19 in Austin, Texas.
For information on how Modulus Consulting can strengthen your team by providing an extra hand in drawing production or full project BIM coordination and management, visit our website or contact us at email@example.com.
Back to homepage ❯ Oct 2017