At the core of our Master Builder model (see our previous blog article) lies extraordinarily powerful design technology that allows us to analyse building designs in previously unimaginable ways. Long before the first shovelful of earth is turned at the job site, we can now model virtually every aspect of a building’s appearance, performance and cost – both as a static installation and as a projection over time. We call it DeepDesign® and its advantages to the building owner are substantial.
As the name suggests, our digital modelling capabilities take us deeper than ever into the details of your building plan. Our DeepDesign® methodology provides a comprehensive, four-dimensional picture of the building as it will be built and managed over time. By intelligently managing the entire scope of life-cycle issues inherent in every structure, DeepDesign® provides detailed cost analysis and budget tracking through every stage of the project.
From a design perspective, DeepDesign® ensures – in advance of construction – that every aspect of your design will precisely come together as planned. It allows us to limitlessly explore and model design alternatives. With each variation, we are able to model energy consumption through a variety seasonal scenarios, allowing us to recommend modifications that will reduce energy costs over time.
From a cost-management perspective, it also allows us to schedule specific, detailed and accurate projections for every aspect of the build-out. This intelligence allows us
to accurately validate third party estimates, providing substantial savings in construction costs. Even the long-term costs of managing the building can be predicted, budgeted-for and managed in a more economical, preemptive way. That’s significant, given that initial construction represents only 30% of a typical building’s lifetime costs.
DeepDesign® is just one way in which we’re building intelligence into everything we do. By combining advanced technology with the insights of our experience, we’ve positioned ourselves and our firm for another 25 years of dynamic growth and development.
Stay tuned for more. And please join us in celebrating this milestone year.