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?
It is better to add on to the original design so then, you are able to see how the original and proposed designs mesh together. Doing this will minimize problems and make it easier to fix problems as well. Putting the two designs together allows you to see what needs to go, what needs to stay and what needs to be added.
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 your 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?
Having a single file for design alternatives allows the client to compare and contrast the two options with ease. This also makes it easier on the designer when making the alternative models because everything is in one place. Using a separate model creates a possibility on inconsistency with dimensions and symmetry.
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?