Rawle Sawh serves as the VDC Manager for Gilbane Building Company’s New York region. He has over eight years of experience in the construction industry. He is responsible for leveraging building information modeling (BIM) and other technologies while managing the overall BIM process for a number of projects. In addition, he trains operations staff and subcontractors involved in the 3D coordination process. He has implemented BIM on a variety of projects, including educational/higher education, healthcare facilities, residential, commercial, sporting venues, and airports. Recent experience includes Albany Medical Center, the Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility in Harlem, expansion and renovation of Delta Airlines’ Terminal 4 Headhouse at John F. Kennedy Airport, and Columbia Unversity’s new Manhattanville Campus.
Sawh holds a B.S. in Architecture and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Maryland at College Park. He also serves as an adjunct lecturer at Columbia University, where he’s taught IT Advantages in Construction since Spring 2010, teaching working professionals, most of whom already hold some sort of position in the AEC industry. The course provides students will a solid, hands-on foundation in BIM and other technologies that are revolutionizing the way 21st century construction projects are delivered. The class explores benefits of BIM tools/methodologies as used by design teams, construction managers, subcontractors, and owners.