ACI Greater Michigan Chapter

VDC in Concrete and Arauco Particleboard Plant Case Study

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • American Concrete Institute - 38800 Country Club Drive, Farmington Hills, MI 48331
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The ACI Greater Michigan Chapter and our meeting sponsor, Barton Malow, invite you to join us Tuesday, April 10, 2018 for a look Virtual Design & Construction.  With technology rapidly advancing in our industry, Virtual Design and Construction is a key tool in construction planning and coordination.  Join Barton Malow’s VDC Manager Matt Hedke and Project Superintendent Corey Larsen as they share Barton Malow’s approach to VDC in concrete construction.  VDC was fully employed in construction of the new Arauco Particleboard Plant in Grayling, MI, which recently received the Michigan Concrete Association’s award in the Structural / Industrial Category.  Corey and Matt will review the project from the bid phase, scheduling, fabrication, formwork selection, placement sequencing through construction in the field.


Matt Hedke, is the Senior Virtual Design and Construction Manager at Barton Malow.  Matt has been with Barton Malow for 17 years where he has held a variety of roles such as reinforcing steel detailer, estimator, Project Engineer, Fabrication Manager, Detailing Manger before taken the current role as Senior VDC manager.  In current role, Matt is focused on how Barton Malow leverages technology to improve quality, safety, work flow efficiency and field productivity for all the trades Barton Malow self performs.  (I.E. Civil earthwork, concrete, reinforcing steel, interiors, structural steel, boilermaker, Equipment setting)

Corey Larsen, is a Project Superintendent with Barton Malow who typically works with the self-perform side of the company.  He has been with the company for four years working on such projects as The Holland Energy Park, in Holland, MI; FedEx ground Hub in Middletown, CT; and most recently, the Arauco Medium Density Particleboard plant in Grayling, MI.  Corey came from the trades as a Carpenter with 21 years’ experience in the field.  His current position includes the day to day tasks onsite involving schedule maintenance, logistics, crew management, material and tool acquisition, and using his leadership skills to move projects to the finish line, keeping a close eye on safety, quality, schedule, and budget.


     5:30 p.m. – Social Hour/Cocktails

     6:30 p.m. – Dinner 

     7:30 p.m. – Speakers

                             Mr. Matt Hedke & Mr. Corey Larson

                             Barton Malow


  • One hour of continuing education credit is available for attending this meeting. Certificates will be available at the end of the meeting. This one hour program satisfies most professional continuing education requirements. Check with your state for your own particular education requirements and credit given for attending this meeting.
  • Registrations received after Thursday April 5, will incur a $10.00 late registration fee.
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Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations received by 11:59pm on Monday, April 9, 2018 will be accepted with a 100% credit of the registration rate to your ACI GMC account, available to be used for a future meeting registration.  Refunds will not be given.
  • Cancellations received on or after Tuesday April 10, 2018, or no-shows at the meeting, will not receive a credit or a refund.
  • Unpaid cancellations received on or after Tuesday April 10, 2018 or unpaid no-shows will be invoiced and the registrant will be expected to pay the full amount of the invoice.

ACI Greater Michigan Chapter

Attn: Chapter Maildrop Box

38800 Country Club

Farmington Hills,  MI  48331

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