BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM)
BIM is an integrated process for exploring a project’s key physical and functional characteristics in digital graphics early in the design process. By using this tool, enhanced communication can be established early in the design process between all parties scheduled to be involved in the project.
These preliminary drawings will facilitate more accurate discussion of costs and scheduling and help to provide seamless effort in arriving at the predicted outcome for the project. Team members will form decisions which can be used by all parties to improve coordination, ensure accuracy and reduce waste by making more informed decisions earlier in the process – helping to insure the project’s success.
Our clients enjoy the ability to visualize furnishings and fixtures in the designed spaces with all finish materials defined in color, patterns and textures. The ability to utilize these tools is an obvious advantage to increase confidence in a pleasing outcome and accelerating towards the date of occupancy.
2D and 3D renderings, plans and elevations reflect the massing (Pictured Below Left), the material use and the spatial relationships (Pictured Below Right).
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
The planning of a construction project is more than just a checklist of permits, scheduling and drawings. Planning a project requires that the architect and the client must be of the same mindset once the relationship begins.
An architect is trained to be a master of the built environment, but they must also be sensitive to a client’s every need and expectation. Rodney R. Roberts, AIA strives to exceed the expectations of each and every client throughout the life of the project. Expectations are successfully exceeded when the architect is able to not only educate the client on the process, but is also able to see the project through the client’s eyes. Once the architect understands the client’s goals and expectations for their space or structure, he is able to maximize the design, construction and extended maintenance efforts.
Since a building has an extended life of its own, it is up the architect to determine the best options for long-term maintenance during the design phase. The service of an architect should extend past the time when a property becomes occupied to aid the owner in efficient maintenance and updates.
In the last thirty years, the building delivery method of design/build has flourished, somewhat because of this hands-on role of the architect has been resurrected. Society has begun to re-embrace this role following years of dividing this role with engineers and contractors. This division of responsibility had been allowed to become prevalent as all parties sought to eliminate risk and responsibility in our growing litigious society.
Rodney R. Roberts, AIA has practiced the majority of his career in the design/build process. He enjoys being a client’s single source of expertise for the built environment with the confidence of his professional training and the years of successful service to his clients. The value of this approach is evident as many previous clients continue to ask for Rodney’s guidance on their upcoming projects.