Module 4 - Points to Ponder

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Matthew Cristi
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Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Please share your comments on 3 of the following Points to Ponder questions. (Choose 3 of the questions below.)

What types of building information are best portrayed in 3D views?

  • Which stakeholders require 2D views, and why?

General Contractors and Structural Engineers would require the 2D views for basic projects. However, intricate models would be best portrayed in 3D views. These projects include intricate architectural detail and special connections. For example, there are structures at Disney World that had used 3D views for the general contractors, structural engineers, and the architects. See image below.


In general, architects would benefit from using 3D views.

Give examples of how the building information for a specific location in the project needs to be filtered for different audiences and purposes?

Certain audiences would need the building information in order to understand the surroundings of the project site. For example, general contractors would need to understand the spacial constraints in order to understand where equipment can be placed. Geotechnical engineers and civil engineers would also need to understand the topography for the foundations and the drainage.

How can schedule views be used to assist with procurement and model-based estimating?

Schedule views would be beneficial for general contractors in order to understand how much material and how much crew needs to be used. By using the schedule views, an individual can use that information for budgeting. Specificially, the schedule views would ease the process of utilizing RSMeans.