Join our innovative, high impact team for an opportunity to make a real difference!
Possible roles: VDC Designer, VDC Trades Specialist, VDC Area Manager
As part of our VDC team, you are the bridge between the engineered concepts and schematics on the screen (or on paper) and the installed systems.
You are presented with a challenge: you need to make sure that what the engineer has designed for the system can realistically be fabricated and installed in the building. This building may be a hospital, university, or commercial facility, among many other possibilities. As a high-performing and driven person, this is your opportunity! You, as VDC Designer, take the initial layout and the specifications and, using mechanical design and fabrication software like REVIT, you begin to refine and coordinate the routing, while you make edits and optimize the system. In doing so, you carefully consider the other systems that will exist alongside the one you’re designing. Your virtual model is beginning to take shape.
But how do you know this virtual model is realistic? The short answer is collaboration. The long answer is the VDC Designer and the VDC Trades Specialist and the foreman on the job site share insights and validate the model. And, health-and-safety-permitting, you and the foreman collaborate at the job site where what was modelled is expected to be installed. The VDC Trades Specialist is the liaison between the VDC Designer and the teams on site. If through your collaboration, parts of the design can’t be validated, you, as VDC Designer, are eager to go back to the drawing board to find alternative solutions that get the job done. It is through this collaboration that your virtual model reaches a realistically fabricable and installable state.
Whether piping, plumbing, ductwork, electrical, or modular multi-trade racks, the model is now ready to be fabricated. Once the site team is ready to receive it, you process the model through to the local Modern Niagara prefabrication and manufacturing shop to be fabricated. You might even send the model through the software straight to the fabrication machines in the shop. Soon after, the parts arrive on the job site and are successfully installed.
The win: you get to see the system through its entire development cycle – from design to installation.