Innovation in the technology of design, production, materials, and systems is constantly evolving. We believe the best way to bring innovation to our clients is to evolve ourselves.
When our firm was founded in 1955, we designed on paper using slide rules and protractors. As access to computers developed, we had the opportunity to quickly, and with greater accuracy, analyze multiple solutions with more powerful tools. These digital technologies also took over 2D drafting (and the world), and now we can’t imagine going back to the laborious practice of hand-drawing page by page. Today we are entirely at home in the 3D world of building information modeling (BIM).
Because of the geometric and procurement complexities of today’s built environment, interoperability and collaboration within a competent BIM environment has never been more integral to the design and construction process. The ability to “try on” different options and capture innovation from all project participants to inform design makes decision-making more accurate and outcomes more reliable. Coordination is streamlined. From the contractor’s point of view, BIM helps reduce the risk of design conflicts in the field, enhances schedule management, and makes the fabrication process more efficient. We welcome the potential a shared 3D virtual environment brings for more successful projects and for strengthening relationships with our clients.