Precast Concrete Architectural Modeling
Innovative Design Process
High Concrete Innovates the Design Process From The Beginning
High Concrete Group offers two steps in the design phase that utilizes modeling at the forefront of a project. Through preconstruction design models and estimating models, we are able to bring your project to life but also assure that it is a precast concrete friendly project that illustrates an accurate price.
Utilizing these assets early can add tremendous value to your project. Our team is able to work alongside the architects early on to help prevent redesigns and eliminate time and headaches needed if the facade company is involved later in the project. This process is called design-assist and at High Concrete Group it is an additional service that we offer at no additional cost.
Contact one of our sales representatives early to get our team involved in your project today!
Preconstruction Design Models
During the sales process, preconstruction designers produce models to help owners and architects develop the design of their building into an efficient precast structure. This promotes the use of standard products by providing cost and production advantages.
The preconstruction designer would take the information provided by the customer and produce a 3D model of their design. Appropriately calling out precast elements and logistics.
As a result, this phase allows architects and owners to be able to see their project as a precast building, reduce lead times, and more accurately estimate material costs.
Every estimate that goes to market includes a 3D model associated with it to serve as the basis for the cost estimate. Estimators use contract drawings to produce massing models to ensure accurate and detailed piece takeoffs are generated. The model and takeoff serve as the basis for determining all materials needed, labor required, and sequencing to determine an overall project cost and schedule. Using a semi-automated process allows our team to continue to elaborate on the 3D model and generate an accurate cost associated with each element.
If a preconstruction design model is not created prior, estimators will also need to ensure that the project is precast friendly and will work with the architect.