Ari Patu

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Module 7 - Points to Ponder
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Ari One Patu
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Please share your comments on 3 of the following Points to Ponder questions. (Choose 3 of the questions below.)

Why do different teams of designers and subcontractors link and share their models during the design process? 

They share their models during the design process because each team has a different set of responsibilities relating to the model. These responsibilities depend on all of the other teams information being accurate. Sharing the model allows for complete transparency between all parties.

How do you think design coordination was done before we started using digital models? 

I believe design coordination was done before digital models were in play, but it wasn’t as efficient. I assume people had to meet a lot throughout the design process to share their ideas and updates to the model, which seems tedious. Now with the online model feature, you can see any updates made by someone else in real-time, allowing for a more efficient process.

At what point in the project development process should design coordination start? 

I don’t believe that it is ever too early to start design coordination. I feel it would be easier to start after the general shape of the model is agreed upon, but starting early does zero harm and can only help.