When your building project breaks ground, you are now officially entering the construction phase. If you think design in itself is already complex, then you haven't been involved in a construction project where all elements come together to form a strong building that's functional in style. All these design principles and maxims combine with project technicalities—begging the question of how essential the industry professionals are in orchestrating the whole construction scene.
That being said, construction trades initially approach the situation with a specialist perspective rather than a generalist standpoint. Not to say that it is disadvantageous, but when constructing a large-scale commercial or office project, it's best to fully combine the two principles to yield you the most benefits in the form of cost, time and quality savings.
For your better understanding, let's take a look at how the first maxim compares as when both standpoints are seamlessly blended together.
Take for instance, below are the common project stakeholders utilizing BIM for their sector-specific outputs:
- Architects plan the master models as baseline reference
- Engineers design the building services with data analysis models
- Contractors visualize site logistics using construction simulation models
- Fabricators draft the shop drawings of building components
All industry-specific professionals at first would approach design intent and construction execution with different interpretation and expertise. Consequently, when the specific models are combined together, clash interferences occur due to the specialist approach whereas if all project stakeholders face the situation head-on with a generalist standpoint or design-construction overlay, corrective actions from clash detections would be significantly reduced.
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