RESIDENTIAL DESIGN AND MODELING
We consider a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility where we shared information about the facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its lifecycle from inception onward. Although this information generated according to necessary data needed within the extra dimensions such as cost effective or time lines.
In other words a project will be studied in order to find efficient solutions. In most cases we study energy efficiency specifically on remodeling projects where other factors may prioritized. May the owners need to consider access limitations and safety parameters and with no doubt we would consider these elements.
As designers make decisions about the spatial configurations of the building, they have a range of elements in three dimensions. This is the beginning of 3D coordination processes, which is a major asset to BIM practices in terms of collaboration and problem solving. This can begin with the arrangement of spaces; move to an arrangement of structural systems, through mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems; and end with coordination of trades that are constructing the building. Because of all these aspects that occupy space and therefore have some relationship with one another, the model becomes a spatial organizer for this arrangement.
We use BIM in order to the project's workflow goes along the all stages. That's helps us with the better outcomes. We use this system through our own actual construction project to reduce the change orders and avoid any other misinterpretations. We essentially can develop it to the 5D to achieve greater details. Also we offer the wide range our design services to owners and professionals.
Let's consider how a project delivered. If specifically consider pre-construction, We would spelled out in writing and in sufficient detail to guide the design. We would limit our liability risk and avoid misinterpretation. We would go through the written approval.
On design Phase; the designers may have limited capabilities for handling the broad range of Building-Design activities, depending on the size and scope of the project you may also need consultants in some different and specific fields.
In most projects, the design team consist of the architect, landscape architect, civil and structural consultants and MEP consultant such as Mechanical engineers, Electrical engineers and Plumbing engineers. In complex projects; the design team members may also include an acoustical consultant, signage consultant, interior designer, Sprinkler system designer and so on.
Some design firm may have entire design team on staff, in which case, the owner will contract with a single firm. Generally, However, the design team comprises several different design firms. If that the case, then the owner typically contracts the architect, who in turn contracts the remaining design team members.
As you observed, the architect functions as the prime design professional and, to a limited degree, as the owner's presentative. The architect in this module is liable to the owner for his or her own work and that of the consultants. For that reason, most architects ensure that their consultants carry adequate liability insurance.
Let's scan a quick architect's liability for work done by Owner-Contracted consultant; Let's say if you as owner contract with some consultants directly, particularly a civil consultant ( for a survey of the site, site grading, slope stabilization and the design of site drainage system), a geotechnical consultant ( to some studies on your soil pro.), and a landscape architect and other consultants may be engaged before or at the same time as the architect.
Even when a consultant is contracted directly by the owner, the architect retains some liability for the consultant's work. This liability occurs because the architect, being the prime design professional, coordinates the entire design effort, and the consultants' work in influenced a great deal by the architectural decisions. Therefore, the working relationship between the architect and an owner-contracted consultant remains essentially the same as if the consultant were by the architect.
To the owners or builders who would involved in the designer works, to inform the three sequential stages in design phase as the work flow, let's review these stages; Schematic Design Stage, were we will go overall design concept and will communicate with the owner/builder. Also we still gathering data. Then on the Design Development Stage as called we will detail these documents or complete the studies. We would finalize design and approved then ready to complete Construction Documents as third Stage, These documents properly scaled and gathered from each sections and submitted to the owner and other parties.
SHop Drawing and Technical drawing;
Sometimes a project in need of detail to level that can describe how fabrications and materials will interact. These such drawing available for those who looking for residential or light commercial projects.
Note: A project required some necessary documents in order to build and depend on the local codes may they request those documents. Then rest which may not asked, will guide the owners and the builders to understand the project. These information mostly work of architectural designer and prove of his or her profession.