People

Ervin Kulenica, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Technical Director of Advanced Delivery

Ervin is an electrical engineer dedicated to advancing integrated AE innovation, focusing primarily on college and university projects. He provides leadership for engineering staff in in our Boston office and manages the firmwide coordination of resources on a daily basis to support project delivery across all offices.

As the first to serve as Technical Director of Advanced Delivery, Ervin is responsible for developing strategies to ensure all teams maximize the latest technologies to optimize designs and increase efficiency. He is also charged with leading the shift to Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), a new operational method for sharing risks and rewards among the owner, design team, and contractor. He has been a BIM leader for over 10 years, and was the first engineer in the firm to completely design a project in Revit MEP. Ervin advances the use of Building Information Modeling across disciplines to speed delivery, improve results, and increase value to owner/clients. He designed and developed Revit MEP Templates, Families, and Annotations for EYP electrical departments. He leads firm-wide efforts to promote Revit standards & tactics for implementation. Ervin is responsible for BIM Execution Processes for different delivery models, project specific BIM Execution Plans, BIM Guildelines, and LOD Matrices.

Publications

Project Delivery with BIM: Use Cases

by Ervin Kulenica, John Tobin

EYP currently uses BIM software in all disciplines and for all new projects. Certain projects stand out from the scores of BIM projects we’ve completed over the past 10+ years: modeling a large historic structure; using BIM files to expedite steep procurement; and assisting asset coordination and management using custom BIM components. Recent projects, such as ZEN and Penn State’s Agricultural Engineering Building, pivot on the use of BIM in an integrated "Big Room" setting where owner, contractors, and design teams all use BIM as the locus of discussion. Increasingly this "Big Room" approach is considered the future of BIM use by collaborative teams. From lean documentation and design review to phase planning and more, this article discusses the many ways in which EYP continues to lead the industry in leveraging the power of BIM.

Representative Projects

Exterior of Steidle

The Pennsylvania State University

Steidle Building

STEM

Modernization transforms a 100+ year-old building into a world-class environment for Material Science & Engineering research.

Common learning area

James Madison University

Bioscience Buiding

STEM

Environmental stewardship presents educational opportunities inside and around an innovative facility.