module 7

Your Name
Drew Vallero
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Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Please share your comments on 3 of the following Points to Ponder questions. (Choose 3 of the questions below.)

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? it's important to have different team members to share link models to cross check for any errors. Additionally, it is better to have separate models because each team is liable for their models and they don't want anyone to accidentally interfere with their design.

Are there any disadvantages to linking models?

It seems like you have to manually coordinate models in order to see how systems work together.

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

What advantages does doing this coordination digitally have over previous methods?

I think team members would have to send written plans back and forth with each other to ensure that their designs are working in coordination. This probably would have required lots of meetings and good communication.

What strategies can design teams use to find and avoid clashes prior to the start of construction? 

What can be done besides sharing the models digitally?

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

Is it ever too early?

I think coordination should start from the beginning— if you get too far in a project and find out that key components are in conflict, it may cost the team a lot of time and money.