(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.
"The Federal Aviation Administration deals with many vendors and Technical Designs stood out due to their performance on this project. They were an asset to the successful completion of this project. I would not hesitate to call upon their services again for future projects."ERIC STERN, FAA Reno Technical Operations Manager
Benefits of 3D Design
The Untapped Potential
Once we have designed the project in 3D we can create sections and 3D views anywhere within the project to detail or coordinate critical areas. Even if we work with a design team that is still limited to 2D drawings, we bring as much of their information into our 3D model as possible and continue the design process. This is mandated as an internal coordination step to improve a product quality delivery.×
Integrated Project Delivery
Tools to integrate building controls, automation, and commissioning - As MEP engineers, we found ourselves spending a great deal of time engineering building systems and trying to translate our ideas on how best to control these systems to allow our Clients the best comfort and energy efficiency possible. Drawing on the BIM canvas of information and using IPD tools, Technical Designs developed in house structures to bring together more points of information and value to the Owner.×
What Cx is and isn't
Commissioning will provide an Owner with the following
Building and Asset Management