Workflows that Work: Clancy and Theys’ Kyle Snyder
Clancy and Theys’ Kyle Snyder makes data work for him.
After studying Architecture, Kyle has spent over the last decade in the AEC industry. The greater half of that decade has been spent at Clancy and Theys Construction in Raleigh, North Carolina where he is currently the Virtual Design and Construction Coordinator.
Clancy and Theys still keep the small, family-oriented culture feeling, and walking the halls of their Raleigh office make you feel like home. However, their impact in the region and projects are anything but small, and Kyle Snyder has been a big part of that.
As the VDC Coordinator, Kyle oversees the implementation of virtual construction initiatives on projects. At Clancy and Theys, they are always on the lookout for the latest technology to improve workflows and efficiencies. Projects in the Raleigh area are generally in very urban settings that bring unique challenges to the building process. Understanding how the surrounding area impacts the construction and teams is incredibly important when looking at timelines, costs, and reworks.
“Clancy & Theys Construction Company was founded in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1949 by brothers-in-law E.I. Clancy and John Theys. Mr. Clancy’s sons, David T. “Tim” Clancy and Joel T. “Tick” Clancy have managed the company since 1986 as president and executive vice president, respectively. Our headquarters remains in Raleigh, NC, but we expanded to four additional locations – Wilmington and Charlotte, NC, Newport News, VA and Orlando, FL – between 1984 and 1995.” – ClancyTheys.com
However, some of the challenges that he faces are seen by other firms across the industry. Here are his pre-Revizto challenges!
Kyle’s Top Three Pre-Revizto Challenges
- Distribution of models with field and PM teams.
- Tracking and organization of BIM coordination issues
- Integrating drone scan data into coordination
There is a lot that gets added to the model during the build, specifically 2D. Being able to view that data in the 3D space to provide better context in meetings and constructability reviews without switching between software helps improve efficiencies and eliminate bottlenecks.
Better access means better collaboration.
One of the major points that Kyle and his team have been doing is combining data – from drone footage, point cloud, 3D models. By centrally combining it in Revizto, they can give better context by mapping the surrounding areas of the sites, specifically with drone photogrammetry.
Kyle shares some of his tips and tricks in a 2020 RevUP Digital Session: Reality Capture and Remote Workflows. They were able to leverage 3 phases of visualization on a project (drawings, models, and reality capture) and analyze those together in one space. This helped improve their analysis of the underground rock vs the foundation design, the trade coordination with the post-tension concrete slabs, and track these items throughout the coordination process. See the recording HERE.
Kyle’s Top 4 with Revizto 5:
- Connectivity across departments
- Field access
- Broader engagement
- Better understanding of design models
“We leverage Revizto to integrate reality capture data with 3D modelling data to not just review the building and coordination, but analyze the surrounding project site and how it will impact the build.” – Kyle Snyder, VDC Coordinator, Clancy and Theys
Kyle was recently the winner of one of Revizto’s 2020 Collaborators of the Year Awards – Best Workflow. Kyle is integrating everything with a focus on bringing together field workflows with BIM and Drones. Workflows are used throughout the entire lifecycle of a building, from ideation to completion. With the past year and all the challenges associated with it, improving on-site collaboration and empowering the field team members has been a driving factor to his success. See the full article HERE
For more about Clancy and Theys, visit ClancyTheys.com