As VMDO’s Director of Digital Design, Sidney supports efficient and streamlined project delivery by reinforcing standards, refining Building Information Modeling (BIM) deliverables, enhancing reporting and design review, and facilitating model handover from the design team to the general contractor. In addition, Sidney develops the requirements and standards for integrating submittals, shop drawings, RFI tracking, manufacturer’s data, and as-built information into the BIM model.
Sidney collaborates with the design team and general contractor to facilitate the early release of prefabricated components, workflow systems, model utilization through construction, and integration into the commissioning process. He contributes significantly to the efficiency and success of all VMDO projects, from pre-design through final completion. Sidney has helped codify VMDO’s BIM standards into a 1,000-page open-source BIM manual page and leads VMDO’s Building Technology and Documentation forum with numerous presentations, lunch and learns, and trainings that help advance VMDO’s practice and mission as a teaching firm. In addition to his role at VMDO, Sidney teaches at James Madison University and volunteers his expertise with the Charlottesville Revit User Group, in addition to other mentoring opportunities.