Photo: Flower City Habitat for Humanity
Photo: Flower City Habitat for Humanity
revolutionize the way they build and rehabilitate homes. The organiza - tion plans to not only replicate these workflows for future projects in the area, but also share the newfound capabilities with other affiliates. “Child Street is the first of many projects using this technology, for what will become a game changer for the local chapter, as well as have potential for use all across the country,” predicted Flanigan. MATTHEW J. FLANIGAN is the President & CEO of Flower City Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. He believes affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. Matt has over 25 years in nonprofit manage - ment and fund-raising experience. He is active within the “habitat network” at the local, state and national level and is always looking for ways to serve more families more efficiently. Matt is committed to housing as a human right and has led many transformative and collaborative cross-functional teams in the nonprofit sector. LINDSAY PRICHARD-FOX is the Founder, and CEO of TiverBuilt, a digital design and construction company based in Rochester, N.Y. By combining her extensive training in interior design, 3D laser scanning and Autodesk REVIT software, Lindsay is a committed advocate for technologies and processes that will continue to transform the construction industry. As North American Lead Coordinator for the international organization Women in BIM, she is commit- ted to a more collaborative, and sustainable approach to building both locally and globally. MALLARY WHITE is an experienced Project Manager at Microdesk, where she is a part of the Architecture and Scan-to-BIM teams, with an expertise in Historic Preservation. She manages all West Coast Architectural projects at Microdesk and her main thrill is leveraging technology and BIM data to streamline and automate workflows. Her team provides Technology Ecosystem Evaluations + Recommendations, BIM Project Management, Technical Support, Software Training, Workforce Technology Implementation and Adoption Strategies. CLARKE MORRISON is Customer Success Manager at Microdesk. Clarke is responsible for growing client relationships, uncovering new business partnerships, and working with Microdesk’s Director of Consulting to ensure quality delivery of service. Clarke has a background in architectural design and AEC technology and has worked with many leading design firms in the country. Since joining Microdesk, he has supported a wide variety of clients such as Margulies Perruzzi Architects, New England Medical Design, and BL Companies.
The BIM 360 platform deployed by the Autodesk Foundation and Microdesk managed the vast amount of information and modeling re - quired for the extensive restoration. Rehabilitating Child Street proved to be an ideal challenge for the team to push their knowledge of BIM and laser scanning into a residential space. “There were a variety of benefits to utilizing digital technology on the Child Street project,“ said Mallary White, Microdesk Project Manager. “BIM was helpful in creating more efficient building information and data visualization while saving time and materials going to landfills.” Existing conditions required structural engineers or architectural con - sultants to come onsite quickly, so having the scan-to-BIM model and documentation ready for markups simplified their revisions. Change orders still occurred, but they were easily documented. The FCHH team was more prepared for the cost and extended duration of the project because changes and modifications were documented on the BIM database. Jonathan, who would come to call Child Street home, was able to be a part of the design and build process, a level of ownership that was previously impossible due to traditional, complex architectural and structural drawings. His participation extended to using salvaged foun - dation rocks to build a custom garden in the backyard. “BIM was helpful in creating more efficient building information and data visualization while saving time and reducing materials going to landfills,” said Clarke Morrison, Microdesk Client Success Manager. “We [conducted] this project in a manner that allows the city to access data that will help them with variances in future projects.” The Child Street home was dedicated on October 29th, 2021, with the move-in on November 1st. What had once been an abandoned, board - ed-up building was transformed into a fully updated and renovated home. By leveraging the industry knowledge and technical expertise of TiverBuilt, the Autodesk Foundation and Microdesk, the Flower City Habitat for Humanity team was able to lay the groundwork to
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