Choate Construction Expands Virtual Design and Construction Department
August 5, 2016
Raleigh, NC (August 4, 2016) — As Choate Construction continues the growth of its in-house VirtualWorks department, we are thrilled to announce the appointment of Adam Simpson as Senior Virtual Construction Manager. With 10 years of experience at Choate, previously holding project management and virtual construction positions, Adam has proven himself an integral part of Choate’s Raleigh operations.
“All of us are extremely proud of Adam Simpson’s overall growth and education in virtual design and construction (VDC) throughout his career at Choate. His hands-on VDC experience on complex projects will add a tremendous benefit to our VirtualWorks team. Adam’s problem solving on these projects will allow him to bring pragmatic VDC solutions by leveraging the latest technological tools within our industry,” Dave Knudson, Vice President and Division Manager of Choate’s Raleigh office, said.
As Senior Virtual Construction Manager, Adam will lead the virtual design and construction (VDC) efforts throughout Choate’s Carolinas office locations in Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, and Raleigh, NC. Choate’s VirtualWorks department is an early adopter of VDC technology, allowing the entire team to weigh options, analyze potential impacts, and eliminate design or construction conflicts. Adam will work hand-in-hand with Choate’s Carolinas personnel implementing and managing VDC technologies from the preconstruction phase through project closeout as well as educating employees on cutting-edge VDC tools.
Adam joined Choate’s Raleigh division in 2006, a recent graduate of North Carolina State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management. Bringing a passion for technology and VDC, Adam became intimately involved in Marsico Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordination. With firsthand knowledge gained over various projects, Adam will continue to incorporate BIM and other VDC-related technologies into Choate’s project approach.
“We are extremely excited to have Adam head up our VDC efforts in the Carolinas. Adam brings great experience from his project management background and has worked on some of our most complicated BIM-based projects. Adam will be a great benefit to our Carolinas offices as we continue to make VDC a part of the approach on every project,” Todd Barret, Choate’s Director of Virtual Construction, said.
Adam is a LEED Green Associate, residing in Raleigh with his wife and son.