Which types of structural framing systems and materials are most commonly used in the US for residences? For office buildings?
What factors determine why these are the most used materials?
Why do different teams of designers and subcontractors link and share their models during the design process?
What are the advantages of linking models?
Are there any disadvantages to linking models?
How do you think design coordination was done before we started using digital models?
It was most likely done by exchanging timestamped drawings of different systems and comparing them to the system being currently worked on. Digital technology allows us to make changes in real time and with less confusion over paper documents.
What strategies can design teams use to find and avoid clashes prior to the start of construction?
Design teams should check swapped models carefully, and ask each other representative questions about regions in the project that may be causing trouble.
At what point in the project development process should design coordination start?
It might be reasonable to do the very early stages of project development separate, to encourage out of the box thinking or space to scope out the needs of different systems, but relatively fast the different teams of the project should plan to coordinate with each other closely.