Donal Lyons named to Building Design + Construction magazine’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017
Virtual modeling manager Donal Lyons has been named to Building Design + Construction magazine’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. This competitive program selects the best and brightest rising stars under the age of 40 from across the architecture, engineering and construction industry.
Based in Boston, Donal is part of the Structure Tone organization’s virtual design and construction team. Donal and his team use 3D and virtual modeling as a tool for advanced coordination, often working alongside the design team and subcontractors to hone design documents and shop drawings down to the fine details, from specific pipe fittings to the size of duct work. What this means is that as subs come on board, they have a complete, fully coordinated set of design documents to work from, rather than 3D representations. This streamlined process can save time, money and the headaches of the back-and-forth process of RFIs and reviews.
Donal has contributed to some of our organization’s most high-profile projects, including LF Driscoll’s work on the Comcast Technology Center, Penn Medicine Pavilion, Wistar Institute Fox Tower and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Roberts Center, among many others.
The magazine calls Donal our “VDC crackerjack” for his role in helping the Structure Tone organization break boundaries when it comes to using virtual tools to solve construction problems. Read more about Donal on page 48 of BD+C’s September issue.