Architecture

“Design-Build” the phrase is here to stay. But even as independent architects and boutique firms step up to the challenge of delivering robust, as-built models, all architecture professionals know that pure design still matters.

So while firms align with contracting partners or develop their own build capabilities, architects still need intuitive, flexible tools that allow for creativity and iteration in design. And these tools need to speak the same language as the powerful planning and estimating platforms used by construction professionals, software that translates design into reality. Trimble Buildings offers a software portfolio that helps architects bridge the Design-Build gap, unifying project knowledge around models that are compatible across a project’s lifecycle and teams. With Trimble Buildings, architects stand up for the role of design in development, accounting for structural integrity and estimation while design is happening, and easily adapting models as project constraints emerge.

Building professionals around the world turn to SketchUp Pro for concepting, visualization, communication, and planning. SketchUp Pro is powerful because it’s intuitive and simple, allowing architects to quickly evolve design ideas and document modeling work in both 3D and 2D formats.

Tekla BIMsight is BIM software for model-based project collaboration. You know exactly what is being proposed in the project in detail. You can communicate your ideas and access structural, MEP and all relevant information. Download Tekla BIMsight for free here.

Our Virtual Design & Construction Services team helps architects smooth the completion of deliverables, avoid change orders, and reduce project costs. Services include 2D Drawing Comparison, 3D Modeling, a BIM Model Grading Service, Coordination Resolution for facilities management models, and workshops on Model Progression Specification that help all project stakeholders reap 5D benefits.