How to Avoid Profit Erosion Through Better Design Collaboration


It’s now more important than ever to be conscious of the decisions that go into the plans we set out to build. Gaining an understanding of how the stakeholders charged with the successful completion of these projects can align to more quickly and innovatively build will result in reduced time and costs.

During this virtual panel discussion, we’ll talk about the often lagging process of Contract Administration from the lens of Designers and Builders, to uncover the common challenges that may lead to profit erosion. The goal of this panel is to highlight the commonality between the root causes of construction phases, RFIs, SKs, Change Orders, and Time Delays while discussing solutions to reduce or avoid these scenarios altogether.

Join Microdesk and a panel of industry leaders for this engaging discussion!

When & Where

  •  Date: 6 October 2020

  •  Time:
    10am EST / 3pm BST

  •   Location: Online

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Nick Wolf

Director VDC Services, Microdesk

As Microdesk’s Director of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Services, Nick oversees all construction and VDC projects across Microdesk and directly manages specific ongoing construction projects with government agencies and Fortune 500 companies.

Craig Schönborn

Strategic Implementation Manager, Microdesk

Craig is part of the Architecture Solutions Specialist team where he is responsible for overseeing the BIM management and coordination process, providing technical support, and managing the model exchange for various Microdesk clients.

Derek Mason

Director and Founder, Super Structures Associates

Derek founded Super Structures Associates (SSA) as a niche structural engineering consultancy with more than 30 year’s experience in structural engineering, including multi-million-pound projects, including the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.

Adam Davis

Virtual Design & Construction Manager, Lighthouse Electric Company

At Lighthouse Electric Company, some of Adam’s work has consisted of completing the transition to Revit from AutoCAD FAB MEP which included written standards for all drawing/modeling outputs and he has worked with electricians to standardize installation methods.

Brendan Dillon

Digital Facilities & Infrastructure Program Manager,

Denver International Airport

At the fifth busiest airport in the United States, Brendan successfully leads one of the finest BIM programs amongst US airports. He has built up the Digitial Facilities & Infrastructure program including, BIM, VDC and integrations with GIS and Asset Management from almost non-existent.

Iain Clark

Head of Design, Willmott Dixon Sunesis

Iain, who counts leading the creation of The Yellow Book, Willmott Dixon Sunesis’ manual for efficient design and construction, as one of his many successes during his time with the business. Covering product improvement, FMEA, DFMA and digital design, the innovative manual has changed the way our people work and saves customers money.

Hanna Edgren

Associate Director, 3DReid LTD

Hanna’s has extensive project leader experience from feasibility studies to on-site delivery and has proven her team leader skills and proficiency in delivery detail packages for construction with particular expertise in the Airports sector. She also has experience in residential master planning, commercial, and industrial sectors.

Meghna Patel

Architect/Urban Designer, Orbit Architects

Meghna has worked for a number of leading architectural firms in senior positions and has understood how building design works, how internal design gives rise to the external expression, and how projects are delivered.