C+S February 2022 Vol. 8 Issue 2 (web)

While the use of these tools for Owner education is critical to deci- sion making during design, it is as important for vendors and builders on site. For a subcontractor, such as the lighting representative, the collaborative approach and use of digital tools provided a greater project understanding which supports responsiveness in product se- lection and installation. “Having access to the Revit models gave me a clear understanding of otherwise complex spaces,which allowed for better understand- ing of fixture selections for both form and function. This proved true for both interior and exterior applications with this project.” -Drew Benson, ERT Lighting The Magic “Communication is essential to designing and building a structure that meets the needs of all stakeholders. Each member of the project team comes to the table with different experiences andperspectives. Only when all voices are heard can a building serve its intended oc- cupants.” -Jill Ross, Lake Belton High School

Our design teams have discovered that the most impressive outcomes are the result of dedicated collaboration throughout the entire design process. When ID and MEP teams are continually engaged from preconstruction (estimating) all the way through construction admin- istration, we see completed facilities are successfully aligned with the original design vision. With consistent communication, utiliza - tion of the latest technologies, and early collaboration between ID and the MEP engineers, the entire design team can deliver thoughtful and coordinated solutions that work seamlessly together to generate outstanding results for Owners and occupants.

JAYNA DUKE is Associate Principal at O’Connell Robertson

Computer renderings, such as this one of the Ann Richards School library, communicate details and information supporting coordination between disciplines during the design and construction phases.



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