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 easier for contractors to see the difference between the previous version versus the new construction plan. If a separate model was created for the new design, then the contractor may find a hard time figuring out what needs to be demolished and how should the new building be placed correlate to the old building.
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 choose to change a few room layouts, including the change of interior walls and furniture because I want to offer a few more options for the client to choose from. I also changed to exterior walls to give a different taste in the building outlook. The biggest challenge is to come up with a good design that doesn't require a complete change of the previous design.