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A project team’s ability to maximize the value and quality of your building is highest during the earliest stages of planning and design. Therefore, understanding the cost (the fifth dimension of the model) implications of every design decision is crucial to adding value during the preconstruction process and to your building over its lifecycle.

To assist owners and architects in this process, we utilize a Macro BIM parametric estimating program. As the architect develops alternative conceptual solutions, we provide real-time costs for each scenario, along with an analysis for various exterior skins, structural systems, etc.

This program also provides a conceptual energy analysis, tabulating adjustments to the insulating value of the skin, shading devices, building orientation and the selected mechanical systems. The end result is that the best decisions can be made to benefit the project over its lifetime.