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Design Delivery Strategy

Design Delivery Strategy

Model of Nationals Park

By engaging the owner, client, and design team members early in the design process, the most appropriate delivery strategy can be determined, saving the owner time and money. We have used many different design delivery strategies and understand which ones best suit specific project needs. For Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Integrated Project Delivery or a hybrid, our design professionals can identify the advantages and disadvantages associated with each delivery process and guide the selection of the most suitable choice.

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Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

New Meadowlands Stadium.

A Building Information Model is a digital representation of a building that contains robust, intelligent information. We are on the cutting edge of BIM technology and a leader in the industry. BIM has multiple benefits including enhanced visualization, linked data sets, improved design team coordination, expedited quantity takeoffs, better scope definition and improved schedule. With our integrated modeling services, we can provide BIM services on any project to improve the delivery process and leverage the many advantages inherent in BIM.

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Automation

Automation

Study for complex high-rise geometry

We continually develop customized software tools that automate processes to increase our efficiency and work product quality. We focus on automation of repetitive and otherwise time-consuming tasks in analysis, design and modeling. In-house routines provide interoperability between software packages allowing optimal transfer of design information between BIM platforms, spreadsheets, and structural analysis programs. This saves time and ensures the integrity of our structural design as it moves from one model to another. In addition, we define complex geometries mathematically to reduce their generation to a manageable set of parameters. This permits a rapid yet thorough structural study and optimization process.

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Advanced Detailing

Advanced Detailing

(L) Tekla model (R) As installed

We provide 3-D detailing services in which the model can be used as a construction document deliverable for projects both large and small. These models save significant time for the design team and the contractor while better defining the construction scope. The first phase of detailing creates the member model, which contains the main structural framing members. It can be used for accurate quantity takeoffs and an advanced bill of materials, and is ready for use by the fabricator. The second phase adds steel connections or concrete reinforcement to the model. Shop drawings and additional material take offs, such as connection material quantities, bolt lists and rebar quantities, can be generated from this model. In addition, we can provide steel shop drawing services.

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Animations & Renderings

Animations & Renderings

The New York Times Building, New York

We provide rendering, animation and advanced graphics services, from simple geometric representations to advanced kinematic simulations (moving objects obeying physics rules). Rendered and animated BIM models help to clearly visualize design and forensic issues (see example). Animations and 3D renderings are inherently more understandable than traditional 2-D drawings. Animations and renderings can be generated quickly with our custom in-house tools and linked to intelligent data to represent complex scenarios clearly and efficiently. In addition, our animations can include 4-D (time) and 5-D (cost) information to provide a more complete overall representation of a project.

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