Which types of structural framing systems and materials are most commonly used in the US for residences? For office buildings?
What factors determine why these are the most used materials?
Why do different teams of designers and subcontractors link and share their models during the design process?
allows better coordination and can id issues before construction begins therefore increasing productivity. It may be still beneficial for field teams to walk the site to visually inspect models.
How do you think design coordination was done before we started using digital models?
A whole lot of time and process. Largely walking the site and surveying overlaying plans to spot issues. this we timely and costly.
What strategies can design teams use to find and avoid clashes prior to the start of construction?
What can be done besides sharing the models digitally?
At what point in the project development process should design coordination start?
Never too early coordination of design speeds up the process and limits confusion of models in the end.