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What to Consider in Hospital Fire System Design
Fire systems design is tailored for each building, involving a holistic approach. For hospitals, fire design service providers must consider different parts of the fire systems design process and what individual systems are most suitable.
Infographic – Hierarchy of Revit Family Creation
Just as every great building begins with a single brick or plank, designing with Revit begins with a Revit family. Revit family creation is a specialised multi-layered field of expertise in design modelling and drafting.
How BIM Adds Value to Retail Design
Intense competition in the retail industry drives increased levels of performance across the board, and a key impetus to success in this industry is the visual appeal and functionality of retail outlets. From the point of signing a lease for a new property, the retailer usually faces a race against time to get the new store up and running as quickly as possible.
Infographic – Prefabrication in MEP Systems
Prefabrication in MEP systems is the practice of manufacturing components of building services in a factory or other manufacturing site and transporting complete assemblies of MEP components or sub-assemblies to the relevant construction site.