What are the principal advantages of using a single building information model of the existing conditions as the foundation for modeling proposed additions or renovations?
- Why not create a separate model for the new proposed design?
Using existing conditions allows easy comparison between the two models. If a separate model were to be created, one would have to play "spot the difference" and can have higher chances of making a mistakes when executing the change in design. Building upon what already exists minimizes that chance of error, makes it easier for all stockholders, and give accurate information on what is to be added and subtracted.
What sort of complexities are introduced when you construct a building complex in phases?
- What happens at the interfaces between the buildings as the phases advance?
- How can you plan and prepare for these complexities as you create your initial building model?
What are the principal advantages of using a single building information model of the existing conditions as the foundation for modeling several proposed design alternatives for a portion of the building?
- Why not create a separate model for each of the design alternatives?
In your project, which features of the proposed design did you choose to model as design alternatives?
- Why did you choose these building features?
- And what were the biggest challenges in modeling them as the design alternatives?
I chose to incorporate more glass walls and open space. Having different aesthetics attached to the building seems weird. The older building had little open space and more offices / enclosed space. The proposed design not only have a wider open space, the natural light from the use of transparent wall will enhance the feeling of open space.