Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Please share your comments on 2 of the following Points to Ponder questions. (Choose 2 of the questions below.)
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?
- We can easily clarify which we have to demolish and new-build.
- Also we can reduce the datasizes as well as model components.
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?
- We have to demolish the peripheral area in order to connect with the new building.
- Sometime buildability in each construction phase is so important that these phase management tools are useful to explain the construciton sequences.
- How can you plan and prepare for these complexities as your create your initial building model?
- Initially, I might be able to plan to draw whole picture (or overall image of that project), and I also consider each phase can individually work in terms of regulation (such as fire-proofing), emergency issues, circulation and functions that is required for each research fields.
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?