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?
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 everything in one place allows for easy comparisons amongst the 'new' foundations and the 'original' model. One can immediately access the demolition plan and then progress to the design in order to receive a step by step detailing of how construction should occur. Having all the information in one model allows for increased organization, structure, and is a model to progress from in the future.
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?
In my project I decided to model some interior furniture layouts for my design alternatives. I. believe that in my model- the additional extension is modeled to the prime ability in terms of style, symmetry, and practicality. I was not as comfortable changing that, but I believe that the customer should have a choice in furniture assortment and room choice for their comfort. Due to the similar layouts of the first and second floor, many rooms can be flipped as seen fit by the consumer.