Digital Project Delivery 2.0: VDC Collaboration Done Right

Recorded On: 11/03/2022

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

Beginning with the owner's goals and objectives in mind, the virtual design & construction (VDC) planning effort elevates everyone's thinking to a more integrated, strategic level of how to embrace BIM-enabled technologies and workflows to drive value throughout the project lifecycle. Now more than ever, VDC is becoming an integral component of early project planning to help define stakeholder goals and streamlining the design-build delivery process. This panel conversation collects the various stakeholder perspectives on how the BJC Campus Renewal Design-Build Project Team has leveraged a VDC-focused framework to help foster the project's integrated design work planning and alignment of design deliverables to construction needs downstream, along with a deeper conversation of success stories and tales of collaboration about VDC’s impact in the PLAN, DESIGN, CONSTRUCT and OPERATE phases of the project delivery lifecycle.

Alex Belkofer, CM-BIM

Director of Virtual Design & Construction

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

As a regional leader and national collaborator at McCarthy, Alex is responsible for the overall strategy, implementation, and execution of the virtual design & construction (VDC) process between all project stakeholders. From corporate office to construction site, he promotes, trains and guides McCarthy teams through the VDC process over the course of a project’s life cycle. Alex is a key contributor, serving on McCarthy’s National VDC Leadership Group to enhance the consistency and delivery of BIM-enabled strategies and best practices companywide. 

Alex’s passion and drive for construction technology is to push the industry to leverage best-in-class solutions focused on effective project delivery and lean principles for value-added outcomes. He is active with various national organizations focused on construction technology, such as AGC BIMForum, Campus FM Technology Association (CFTA) and DBIA. Alex holds a Dual Degree (BS) in Architecture and Construction Systems Management from The Ohio State University.

Julia Strumpler

Director of Project Development

Sachs Electric Company

Julia Strumpler is Director of Project Development for Sachs Electric. She earned a degree in Electrical Systems Design in 2003. In her early career, she worked in Design, Project Management and Estimating. She has vast experience with Design Assist and Design Build Projects in the Commercial, Educational and Healthcare markets. In her current role, she works closely with Owners, Architects, Engineers and General Contractors on developing projects that provide best value for the end user.

Steve Praprotnik

Corporate Engineering Manager

BJC HealthCare

Prior to taking on the role of Corporate Engineering Manager for BJC Healthcare, Steve started his career as an Electrical Engineer in the consulting engineering field designing and then managing the design of facilities in the Healthcare, Higher Education and Government markets. As Corporate Engineering Manager with BJC, Steve is responsible for engineering design oversite of capital projects and also manages the replacement of major MEP infrastructure within the hospitals of the BJC system.

Matthew Forman, AIA, LEED AP

Vice President


Kara Lewandowski

VDC Manager

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.


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