(Move your mouse over the above image to see the 3D coordination at work.)
Technical Designs approaches the market to meet our clients expectations in the following ways:
We have proven from our own experience that BIM has led to a tighter design package with less field coordination and change orders.Technical Designs adopted a top/down mission to become proficient in 3D BIM design at all levels of the organization. This is the common canvas that everyone shares and we have built upon this to create a solution that benefits the Owner from the day of project inception through the management of the facility.Benefits of BIM
"The real promise of BIM lies in its application across the entire project team, especially in the area of improved building performance."
—Jerry Laiserin, Technology Industry Analyst
When Jerry discusses Performance, we believe it is not only the construction process but how the final product performs in terms of energy, comfort, and serviceabilitiy.
We knew from experience that no matter how competent and careful we approached the design process, we found that the coordination of the structure and the mechanical systems in particular using 2D drawings always led to unexpected conflicts. We invested in Autodesk Revit as our 3D BIM tool and no part of the design process has benefited more than a 3D design analysis of the structural / mechanical interface.Read more on BIM
Technical Designs became interested early on in the use of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) . IPD is simply the use of web based tools that support consultants with specific expertise to collaborate on a single design model that exists in the cloud where team members have direct access in real time. This process could be applied to any type of project: from designing a circuit board to movie production. Technical Designs focused on what knowledge we bring to the process and developed the tools and skills necessary to support the building design process within the construction industry.
Tools to integrate LEED – Clients that want to design in 3D, use LEED strategies, merge building software controls, and manage their project with cloud tools will find Technical Designs has developed a proprietary method to bring Integrated Project Delivery to the next logical step. New construction and existing buildings have been considered in this tool’s development.Why is IPD Important to Consider
Technical Designs invested and developed the tools listed above to meet the Client’s needs. We recognize that in the big picture of sustainability, 80% of the overall cost of a building is in operation and maintenance and 20% is the initial cost. Competitive forces in the market place and Contractors have focus on reducing the initial cost and many times sacrificing building elements and features that dramatically affect the overall operation and maintenance cost. As Building Energy Assessment Professionals, we help Clients avoid fractional percentage decisions that lead to double digit percentage impacts.