BIM + VDC
Intelligent Design Models to Increase Project Efficiency, Drive Time and Budget Savings.
Design Electric utilizes the most up-to-date design technology. Our Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) process and Building Information Modeling (BIM), enables better designs and reduces time and cost of construction. Additionally, our team of in-house experts utilize AutoCAD (version 11), Rivit and NavisWorks software tools to evaluate facilities models.
Design Electric always pursues innovative ways to meet excellence with every project.
As part of the design team, we can recommend cost saving materials, procedures and environmental friendly alternatives. As a base standard, we are creating 3D models for constructability review, internal conflict resolution and integrated coordination resulting in the procurement of more accurately coordinated shop and as build drawings.
Navisworks gives the client the ability to virtually walk through the building and see it real time and determine if there are any clashes between trades. Depending on how early our company is included in the design process, we can assist architects, engineers and clients in making more informed decisions and integrated project delivery.
Our staff is also consistent in its involvement in the ever changing technology of the AEC industry, the growing development of BIM and it's many different types of deliverables, processes and platforms to ensure flexibility in collaboration and it's interoperability between project team members.
Lighting Design and Computer Modeling
Design electric uses sophisticated lighting software that can accurately calculate the lighting requirements needed for any project. Through an internet database that includes dozens of lighting manufacturers, the exact fixtures can be put into the program. With its specific photometric and housing, the lights can be chosen that satisfy not only your lighting needs but also your aesthetic needs.
Standard two dimensional AutoCAD drawings will be provided for all the Electrical aspects of your building. Some additional services that we can provide include 3D modeling of particular areas of your building. This model can be generated from hand drawings or imported from other Architectural drawings. These enhancements to the design process can give you more information to make better informed decisions about how you want your building to look and react with the environment.
With the building information in digital form, it is easy to change the type of lights or even change lighting effects as well as updates to the lighting plan if dimensions or other variables change during the design process.
Energy Efficient Alternatives
Along with our Design/Build Initiative, Design Electric has added the option of using energy efficient lighting and energy saving devices that will save you money and have less environmental impact. We offer a package of lighting controls and alternative light fixtures that may have positive tax breaks or rebates. This can be determined by one of our lighting suppliers that specialize in energy efficient buildings. The energy efficiency package would be incorporated into the initial design, creating a smooth process from start to finish.