PLANiT in Action
Because of our experience, PLANiT is retained on complex and
leading-edge building modeling initiatives.
Below is a sampling of some of our recent projects:
Saving a Data Center
Overloaded cable trays were in danger of structural collapse. Shutting down the data center was not an option. The daunting task included a combination of data capturing technologies, workflows and intricate Revit modeling to capture extensive details. PLANiT succeeded in delivering a crucial parametric model to the engineering team for the execution of an intricate renovation strategy. The client acknowledged that PLANiT’s deliverables should become mandatory for any future data center renovation.
Landmark US Building Converted to Luxury Hotel
The vast size of a 200 year old Washington, DC building and the age of the building plans made the task of redesign immensely difficult. Within weeks, the building was measured, scanned, photographed and rebuilt into digital CAD plans arming a premier builder with the data needed to create the newest Trump Hotel.
PLANiT measured and created a complete inventory of a building portfolio for one of Canada’s largest government agencies. Departmental space allocations and furniture assets were precisely documented in a visual, digital database. Space management, departmental chargebacks and asset tracking became simplified for millions of square feet of building space.
Visual / Not Intelligent
Some 'models' are just a pretty picture. They can be highly realistic, 3D images but contain no underlying consumable data. These models are suitable for marketing and visualization purposes but you can't use them to calculate areas or analyze anything about the space.
Intelligent models have been created using computer-aided design CAD) software such as AutoCAD, Revit or SketchUp. They convey information such as materials, processes, dimensions, and tolerances for any element in the drawing. The rich underlying database of information allows you to analyze, test, or calculate almost anything about the drawing's components.
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
BIM is an intelligent model-based process that includes the physical and
functional characteristics of a facility.
It provides insight to help you plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.
If implemented, nearly every piece of information that an owner needs about a
facility throughout its life can be made
available electronically. Accurate as-built models are the foundation of such an implementation and PLANiT specializes
in creating as-built BIM accurately and efficiently.
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