3D Construction Modelling
In collaboration with GCE Consulting Engineers, we can provide and integrate 3D structures to assist you with your builders on site. Our construction knowledge has allowed us to work with many building technologies including and not limited to Concrete, Mass Timber, Timber Stud and Steelwork.
The benefit of producing a 3-dimensional model of the structure is in providing a detailed and pragmatic approach to interpreting structural documentation from your chosen engineer. This further alludes to any collisions and discrepancies between structural detailing and architectural design intent at a much earlier stage and allows these to be corrected with fewer costs.
We also find this service provides a great synergy with Passivhaus documentation to allow us to communicate where thermal bridges exist, where ducting go and how we should handle the airtight membrane.
Below is an example of a small house modelled in CLT in collaboration with GCE Consulting Engineers for a European CLT manufacturer: (it often takes a while to load the 3D model, if it is taking too long, just scroll down a bit and hit the Red button please!)
Here’s a model we have created to show stick relationship of timber framing, combining architectural and engineering specifications. (Again, the model may take some time to load).
We have extensive combined experience in the residential sector. Our experience also includes schools, churches and other community buildings.
Our services range from Concept Sketch to Contract Administration and you are able to pick and choose from most of these. Ideally however, for design consistency working with us throughout all stages is preferred.
The Green Dot
We have an underlying interest in sustainable design and have worked with mutiple tools to ensure buildings meet standards of energy, economic, environmental and social efficiency.
For us it is not about labelling a building. There are some things you need to do to pass building requirements and others you do just to make sure you are doing the right thing.
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Construction and Workshop Detailing
We office share in Melbourne with Global Consulting Engineers and work with them and software designed to communicate and finesse structural solutions to help you realise your project before construction commences.
With detailed workshop drawings and construction advice, you can be more certain that there are going to be less issues on site. This service is particularly helpful with Passive House consulting to mitigate poor planning of airtightness.
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Providing peer review for small and sole practices allows us to collaborate together and potentially seek additional advice on project specific queries.
Sole practitioners and small companies often find the collaboration aspect of the design process difficult to undertake. If you are in this situation and would like to talk through your solutions, feel free to get in touch.