Client Involvement

Virtual Design and Construction


Client Involvement | How we enable you to make informed decisions

C.D. Smith doesn’t just construct your building. We get our clients involved on the journey to experience and produce the quality building they envision. Using different technologies, we enable clients to fully comprehend what their building will be like through the universal language of visualization. We provide the tools and expertise to visually track and control costs and be active participants throughout design and construction.


Visualization and Virtual Reality

C.D. Smith has the in-house capability to help you and others visualize or convey your building’s design and options. Here are a few scenarios where visuals can assist:

• Board Approvals
• Referendums
• Municipality Approvals
• Public Awareness
• Tenant Sales
• Site Selection
• Design Alternatives
• Value Engineering Options
• Interior Finish Selections

From Concept to Construction

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a 3D interactive model worth? 

Rendering of city street from real-time navigable model

As an added service, C.D. Smith Construction has a fully staffed Virtual Design and Construction team that can assist with virtual reality tour models prior to breaking ground!

A navigable model with all the building’s information speaks volumes and can give clients the power to make informed decisions before construction begins. This leaves less opportunity for costly change orders and rework.  


We understand that clients, board members, tenants and faculty do not read floor plans, elevations and building component schedules daily. Therefore we can create a real-time visualization of 3D spaces. This reflects aesthetics, lighting, functionality and dynamics all in one digestible model that can be easily interpreted.

In C.D. Smith’s virtual reality room, we allow clients to walk through and interact with their building in an immersive virtual environment.

C.D. Smith Construction Virtual Reality Client Benefits



3D Building Design Involvement

With Procore BIM activated across C.D. Smith Construction’s projects, owners can now visualize their building during the coordination and construction processes. 2D drawings can only offer so much for visualizing a space, and multiple drawings across multiple trades need to be referenced to spatially piece together the building mentally. With a 3D model showing all trades of work combined into one master model, clientele can walk their buildings' spaces with the full scope of building components in view.

Owners can now be more active contributors during the design and contractor coordination process. It allows them to see the building design progress and ask for changes along the way. Doing this digitally avoids costly change orders when requesting changes after physically seeing it being installed.

The model viewer’s easy accessibility and simplicity in navigation create a feasible and realistic tool for clients and the entire project team. The model is accessible on mobile devices and desktop PCs. Therefore, the model is accessible at any time and any place.

Procore BIM is also a staple for the construction team onsite. Having one united model viewer amongst all contractors means everyone is building to the current coordinated design. Quality control and sequencing are easily managed using the tool, eliminating disputes and change orders.

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About C.D. Smith

C.D. Smith Construction is an industry leader in safely providing the highest quality commercial construction services. Utilizing an integrated approach and self-performing trade services combined with technical expertise, our team serves as a solutions provider throughout all phases of a project, from planning through construction. With veteran leadership and a dedication to our employees and clients, we proudly place our name on projects of all sizes across the United States.

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Corporate Headquarters
125 Camelot Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Milwaukee Office
8325 W. Tower Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53223

Madison Office
316 West Washington Avenue
Suite 900 
Madison, WI 53703

La Crosse Office
333 Front Street North
Suite 701 
La Crosse, WI 54601

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