building information modeling
Design has evolved. No longer are buildings represented in two dimensions, using flat sheets of paper or 2D autocad drawings.
With the integration of Building Information Modeling, we are able to design, coordinate and visualize our concepts in three dimensions. Using a relational database driven model, all building elements, including materials, are captured as part of the design process. Instead of drawing a floor plan, elevation and a section, one model is generated and all drawings, renderings, material take offs and reports are prepared.
By inputing all design elements into a single database, inter-discipline coordination of design elements is significantly reduced. If a door is moved in the elevation, the floor plan, enlarged plans and door schedules are automatically updated.
Sprinkler obstructions, ductwork clashes and steel coordination are dramatically improved. In addition, material specification and take off time is significantly reduced. All of this is achieved with the additional benefit of lighting studies and high quality 3D renderings automatically prepared.