"Without BIM we would have never known the building so well!"
Matt Aalfs, former Principal at Weinstein A+U/ now: BuildingWork, Seattle
Project: Union Stables 2015
Client: Weinstein A+U
Objective: Upgrade a former horse stable built in the 20's into an modern office/mixed used building. Major renovation, structural and mechanical upgrades had to be done.
Design options were developed and reviewed. Several consultants, especially structural engineers, utilized IFC as the common file type and participated in model exchange BIM collaboration.
Project: BIM Implementation at WAU
Client: Weinstein A+U
Objective: Full conversion of a mid-size (35+ person) office from Vector Works (2D) to ArchiCAD (full BIM).
Today, all projects are fully modeled with ArchiCAD and BIM collaboration is conducted with the project consultants.
Client: American Property Development (APD)
Objective: A large site needed to be developed for a housing development - locating buildings, parking, landscaping.
Color-coded zones (size of the actual apartment units) were created and arranged in different ways, to find alternative solutions.
Such "Lego" models provided great 3D visuals, delivering accurate unit mix and SF calculations as well as proper 2D documentation for the planners and agencies.
Project: KCMC 2000
Client: DFS/Lahmeyer International/Zeit+Raum Frankfurt/M, Germany
Objective: Study for a new Meteorological Center for the Kuwait Airport. First major BIM project, modeled with ArchiCAD.
An auditorium, underground security tunnels, and a mosque had to be integrated into the design.
The BIM process led us through several design iterations until we ended up with the design above.
Client: SHED A+D
Objective: Conversion of an existing brick building into a mixed-use building in a prime location in Seattle.
Point clouds were used to measure the existing structure and used to create the BIM of the existing structure.
Our model is being used for the ongoing planning, design review and documentation process.
Client: Carolyn Adams Architect PLLC
Objective: Equestrian - Design a new barn for two horses incl. utility rooms.
As simple as it sounds, there was quite a list of requirements to consider during the design process.
Most complex was to document and communicate the concrete work, to make sure, all slab levels would accommodate the different floor finishes (rubber, vinyl, turf). By using color-coded 3D views of the isolated concrete model next to the floor plans was a great help.