Precast Concrete Architecture 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.
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Preconstruction Design Models
Preconstruction designers produce models to help owners and architects develop the design of their building into a precast efficient structure. This promotes the use of High Concrete standard products providing an additional cost advantage and assures the project is a precast friendly design.
This phase of modeling is not utilized on every project but is requested in addition to design-assist projects. 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 also highlight adjustments needed to be able to make that happen.
Every hard priced estimate that goes to market will have a 3D model associated with it to serve as the basis for the cost estimate. What is considered a massing model that shows geometry and piece details only. The estimators typically have contract drawings that specify the design which is referenced in order to build the model for cost.
By building the 3D models, accurate and detailed piece takeoffs are generated. The model and takeoff serve as the basis for determining all material 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, but also generate an accurate cost associated with each element.
If a preconstruction design model is not created prior, they will also need to assure that the project is precast friendly and potentially work with the architect to get it to the point that it is efficient.
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