is technically sophisticated and experienced. We stay on the forefront of both project and management software and are often are requested to train other design firms in the use of particular programs.
Along with BIM technology we utilize a
web-based specification software (Specklink-E) advanced communication technology
(Newforma) and integrated administrative software (Vision). These exciting tools have provided deep access to information, increased our speed of response, and eased effort for our clients.
Randall-Paulson Architects converted to building information model (BIM) software in early 2004, utilizing Autodesk Revit for all projects except those where the client specifically requires 2D CAD. Since that time we have seen the increase in efficiency, coordination, and design capability that are key features of BIM.
This multi-dimensional design method allows us to study building massing and spatial qualities from the very beginning of design documentation. It also allows our client to quickly visualize the building design as opposed to the often difficult reading of two dimensional plan drawings. Additional embedded information in the database allows retrieval of building component schedules and detail.
Lumion 4.5 has become an essential illustration tool for the creation of quality visual images and videos of our building designs.
The software allows us to take a 3D model that has been created within a BIM program and integrate it into a realistic 3D setting. People, cars, trees, and numerous environments bring to life a scene or animated video clip. Clients can better visualize and present their building design through these rendered images, video ‘fly-throughs’, and views.
A master specification writing, management, and production system that is updated quarterly. It is an indispensable tool. We can produce project specification manuals with great speed and relative ease. This latest iteration is also capable of being linked to Revit models.
3ds Max is a professional 3D computer graphics program used by our in-house architectural visualization studio to make 3D animations and models. The software has modeling capabilities, a flexible plugin architecture and can be used on the Microsoft Windows platform.
PlanGrid is a construction app that lets contractors, owners, and architects collaborate with all their project plans, specs and photos in the cloud. The software allows PDF drawings to be uploaded and automatically sync to all your team’s tablets in real time. Any punch list items and markups made can also be easily shared with the entire project team.
Deltek Vision is the industry leading, enterprise software solution designed for project-based firms. An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform, Deltek Vision integrates and automates a firm's business processes to help you better manage your projects and your business.
Newforma is the building and infrastructure industry's leading software company dedicated to improving collaboration and project information management. It has customers and offices around the world.
Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Creative Suite (CS) is a software suite of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications developed by Adobe Systems.
Bluebeam Revu for PDF creation, markup and editing. Revu is available in three editions: Standard, CAD and eXtreme. All editions include Bluebeam Studio for online collaboration. Bluebeam Revu iPad for PDF markup and editing on the iPad.