Schemmer’s Josh Murphy, BPAC, BIM Manager, was recently quoted in the August 30, 2019 issue of the Midlands Business Journal. The article titled “Accommodating enhanced technology a major factor in engineering spaces,” discussed planning for technology and the challenges it can bring with renovations and new buildings. Integrating technology and connectivity into built buildings continues to evolve the process of planning and designing a project.
Incorporating enhanced technology along with other building systems in new construction is somewhat easier because engineers can design the space from the get-go, said Murphy. But that doesn’t suggest that it takes any less expertise to bring everything together harmoniously.
“What happens is, we’re going through way more design iterations than we used to,” he said.
“Project timelines are shrinking, so there’s more back and forth work and a lot more working and coordination between engineering disciplines.
“A big part of that process for us is running clash detection where we are pulling all of those different disciplines into a model and we’re looking at the design as a whole. We do this to make sure we don’t have the tech and HVAC and all the building systems running into each other.”
Murphy said as the engineer’s tools have become more advanced, it has allowed firms to complete tasks much more quickly and with less need for changes later.
“Working in clash detection, we’re visualizing models in a 3D environment,” he said. “Buildings are being built twice now, really; once digitally and then once in real life. It’s important for us to continue to invest in that process, because it’s worth it in the long run to build it correctly.”
To read the entire article, please see the August 30, 2019 issue of the Midlands Business Journal. The article, titled "Accommodating enhanced technology a major factor in engineering spaces," can be found on pages 9-10.