Enhancing Collaboration Throughout the National Air and Space Museum Project
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum is an iconic landmark on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It was originally built in 1976 to accommodate three million visitors annually.
Today the Museum welcomes eight million visitors annually – making it one of the most visited museums in the world! To address deficiencies related to the building systems and envelope, the Clark/Smoot/Consigli team partnered with the Smithsonian to revitalize the iconic museum.
- Complete removal and replacement of the building’s 150,000 sq. ft. stone and marble curtain wall facade
- Artifacts relocation over a six-year construction schedule
- Strategic logistics and schedule planning to accommodate 19 distinct phases
Jack Moran, director of VDC and Integrated Services for Clark/Smoot/Consigli, believes high-level collaboration is a necessary component for successful project implementation.
With Revizto, Jack’s team was able to seamlessly communicate challenges and deliverables throughout all project phases.
We suggested using Revizto because this is a long-duration project. There are issues that we’re coming up against and solving today that may not come up until a later phase. We’re recording all of these decisions. Truly, Revizto became the institutional memory of the project. Issues come up all the time, and how do we track them? Especially on a project that’s a six-year construction schedule. The ability to track these issues, assign deadlines and assign priority status has been truly critical. Everybody’s collaborating. Everybody’s coming in with a solution.
Jason Krumins, Senior VDC Manager of Clark/Smoot/Consigli, noticed there was an opportunity to improve collaboration throughout project implementation. Jason wanted a better solution.
With Revizto, Jason’s team achieved a highly collaborative environment throughout all project phases.
“In construction, there can be an inherent distrust between the builders, the owners, and the architects. This program [Revizto] helps break down the walls because it allows us all to work from one space. It allows us to work better.”
This video case study depicts how Revizto is used in the renovation of the National Air and Space Museum. Learn how critical a collaborative environment is for a major landmark project.