Your Name
Joy Wang
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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?

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

In sheet views of building plans, it would be beneficial to separate building information to specified sheets. For instance, for the client, we can include more finished details like furniture to help them visualize the space. However, for contractors, these furnishings would be a distraction, so it would be beneficial to remove any unnecessary interior elements and keep only building elements (doors, windows, walls, etc.) Another potential views could include plumbing, electrical, and heating systems. Having separate sheet views for each of these would help declutter and minimize the information to only what is necessary for each party.

Should your design ideas always be conveyed through photorealistic renders?

Our design ideas should not always be conveyed through photorealistic renders. In the cases of a preliminary design, using a photorealistic render would convey to the client that the project is further along in the design process than it actually may be. In early on design phases, we would want to convey to the client that things are not set in place yet, and that they can have the liberty to change things that we present to them. Additionally, design ideas that my be conveyed to say contractor do not necessarily need to be photorealistic. In some cases, a simplistic line model is probably enough for contractors to gauge an idea of the design.

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

By using schedules, we have a convenient location to find counts and totals of items within our building (i.e. doors, walls, windows, etc.) By having these values accessible with totals allows estimators to come in and calculate a rough price and amount for the materials needed in the model.