modeling = logical data synthesis representation

more than just graphics ... any data IN to the BIM model...

concept:

There is an increasing number of dimensions (amount of intelligence) that our customers are starting to ask us to capture and logically represent (i.e. synthesize) all while staying within our traditional billing rates:

1D=Length, 2D=Width ,3D=Height, 4D=Time, 5D=Cost, 6D=Accessibility, 7D=Sustainability, 8D=Maintainability, 9D=Acoustics, 10D=Security, 11D=Heat ... nD=???

This category speaks to the BIM as a thing and a therefore a NOUN. It does not include the tools (software applications) that we will use to produce the model (see hosting); nor does it include the standards necessary to define the model (see formatting). It is rather simply referring to the objects themselves and any relationships between those objects that make up the model itself.

current offerings - 2007:

tier 1 software and application development: AutoCAD Architecture, Revit, ArchiCAD, SketchUp; tier 2 software and application development: Affinity, VisionRez, hsbCad; tier 3 software and application development: LISP and ARX programming

upcoming offerings - 2008:

tier 1 software and application development: Alpine and TrusWal; tier 2 software and application development: Cimplicity; tier 3 software and application development: VBA and .NET programming

 

project example - ongoing 2007:

Members in our ranks are currently in talks/training w/ITW Americad to become the NorthEast partner/implementor for VisionRez (an add-on to AutoCAD Architecture). Industry pundit Lachmi Khemlani has stated VisionRez "is one of the best examples of a likely future technological trend in AEC: BIM applications customized for specific building types [in this case houses] with many smarts and rules specific to that type built in".

 

customer quote:

(coming soon)