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Hi-Tech CADD Services delivers amazing and creative architectural engineering solutions to its offshore clients. Our specialties include Architectural 3D Rendering, 3D Modeling Design, 2D & 3D Drafting Drawings, House & Floor Plans etc.

"We take a comprehensive approach to design, working from inception to completion to turn an architectural vision into reality." Macro BIM: Building Information Modelling. Macro BIM, Construction Technology Visualization, Structures Design, Architecture CAD Building Information Modelling – AEC Industry Construction Computer Design Information 30 May 2017 BIM: Building Information Modelling Event Macro BIM cost estimation turns financial crunch into AEC industry’s favor BIM assembled with higher level building elements at macro levels of visualization, cost estimation, spatial coordination, construction sequencing, energy performance and risk anticipation, adds value to project outcomes.

Macro BIM: Building Information Modelling

Major administration shifts directly affecting construction Providing affordable shelter in the form of residential township to every commoner is at the center for most nations. On the other hand, the European Union saw Brexit – a major political shift and a shocker to EU and UK, both. Why should Steel Detailers Move from 2D CAD to 3D BIM Workflows to Remain Competitive? Building Construction Posted by Bhushan Avsatthi on March 28th, 2017.

Why should Steel Detailers Move from 2D CAD to 3D BIM Workflows to Remain Competitive?

Contractors Should Verify Construction Project Documents for Change Order Requests. Reasons for change order vary for every construction project.

Contractors Should Verify Construction Project Documents for Change Order Requests

Due to scope changes or unforeseen conditions, there comes a situation where contractors are compelled to request for additional time and funds so as to complete the contractual obligation. These change orders at time become major challenges, especially when requested additions come with multiple complexity and time frame constraints. Commercial & Corporate Building Modeling & Design. BIM for Smart Layouts and Smart HVAC Products Enhance Energy Efficiency. While a Trump presidency in the United States potentially threatens the shared goals of the Paris Climate Conference agreements, architects and MEP engineers today have increasingly sophisticated tools and techniques to continue to save building energy consumption—like Smart BIM layouts and Smart HVAC products.

BIM for Smart Layouts and Smart HVAC Products Enhance Energy Efficiency

We use many smart gadgets like electronic gates, parking sensors, automated switching of lights and fans, keycard operated lighting, etc., and most of them consume energy. Amongst all, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems consume a huge amount of power in any facility. If solutions to decrease energy consumption by HVAC are implemented the operating costs of the facility diminishes sharply. Top Reasons to Hire an Architect while Designing Residential Buildings.

Are all residential buildings designed by architects?

Top Reasons to Hire an Architect while Designing Residential Buildings

Sadly… No! Do you need an architect for house design? The answer is…Yes! Now to further drive the point to why you will need to have an architect on board, lets understand what does an architect do and what all falls under the architects work profile? Preliminary Design: An architect first understands client requirement. 3D Floor Plans Design: 3d House Floor Plans Modeling & Rendering. Anchor Check out the 3d house floor plan design project samples.

3D Floor Plans Design: 3d House Floor Plans Modeling & Rendering

The project samples give the clear idea about your future house. AutoCAD Drafting India is the experts in 3d house floor plans design, mansion floor plan drawings, 3d ranch floor plans, 3d view of house floor plans, drafting at affordable cost in India. Architectural 3D House Model: 3D Residential Building. Energy modeling solutions: A necessity for large construction projects. Architects, structural engineers, architectural and construction firms across AEC industry, along with governments of developed countries, are spending millions to improvise the designs of their already existing buildings to make them “green building” in order to reduce their carbon footprints.

Energy modeling solutions: A necessity for large construction projects

Designs and plans of building facilities are so made that it makes the maximum usage of natural resources for heating, ventilation, water supply and even for the electrical appliances. Most architectural and construction firms along with general contractors have accepted energy modeling for each large facility as a threshold criterion to initiate the construction phase and without it their facility design is only partly finished. One of the leading university in USA, is of the opinion that buildings in the USA consume about 76% of electricity and emits half the nation’s greenhouse gases.

Interior Architectural 3D Modeling Samples of Hotel Building. Communication between Architects, Structural Engineers & MEP Professionals is Crucial in Construction. Rebar Detailing; the Indispensable Element of Structural Engineering. Beams, columns, elevators, foundations, pits, slabs, staircases, walls and many more, so what is the first thing that comes to your mind when we talk of constructing all these?

Rebar Detailing; the Indispensable Element of Structural Engineering

Yes, rebars are the indispensable element of structural engineering. Steel available in form of bars and rods is also fixed in concrete for reinforcement. If we talk of detailed structural engineering, it is all about detailing rebar for configuring the structure of the entire building. Also known as rebar detailing, it is one of the majorly offshored services, as compared to others, across the architectural, engineering and construction industry put together.

Rebar detailing solutions can be one of, or a combination of, shop drawings for rebars, rebars placement drawing, bar bending schedules, detaining for retaining walls, as built drawings, rebar designing, rebar foundation detailing and concrete masonry detailing. Conclusion. How MEP Contractors in GCC Region Reduce Project Delays and Eliminate Losses? Things You Should Know About Zero Energy Buildings. If someone is asked that which part of your building consumes energy the most, the answer undoubtedly will be “the heating and cooling system - HVAC”.

Things You Should Know About Zero Energy Buildings

One of the ways to stop this gluttony equipment gulping so much of energy is to replace it with newly designed energy saving model, which ultimately will cut down on overall utility bills and increase the inhabitants comfort. The alternate approach is to use zero - volatile organic compounds - the “Zero-VOC”, or low volatile organic compounds – the “low-VOC”, to ensure that the indoor air quality is maintained with minimum or no pollution. However these techniques are on the small scale measures. What’s happening out there is a greater challenge and hence Zero energy building or buildings with “zero net energy consumption, are deemed to be the best solution as of now. Role of LEED and BREAM in Sustainable Green Buildings Zero Energy Buildings, though difficult are attainable. Importance of Structural Analysis to Structural Engineers for Construction Projects. The world is moving towards digitization and technologies such as CAD and BIM that are revolutionizing the construction industry.

Importance of Structural Analysis to Structural Engineers for Construction Projects

This makes structural engineering more necessary and less of a daunting task as compared to past years. Structural engineers are now responsible for making designs, conducting structural analysis, and making sturdy structure with accurate steel and rebar detailing. Project estimations, structural engineering should be paid due attention. Successful Healthcare Architecture Needs Robust MEP Systems’ Coordination. Hospitals and healthcare facilities being designed and developed today are very different in structure and nature from the ones built a few decades back. The change has been driven by advancements in medical facilities, as much as in the view of design as a tool to resolve problems. That said, one also needs to consider that the life cycle of a building is not designed for a short-term use; 50 years on the minimum side, with renovations & modifications keeping with the changing needs of the healthcare facility.

In an ideal scenario, all the stakeholders of such a facility would be looking at the best value design, rather than one that just costs less or compromises on design to enhance capacity. A healthcare facility, or a hospital, is a typically patient-centric building. This fact makes it widely different from commercial & residential buildings. The Great Gearshift in the Move to Sustainable Energy Practices.

Bhushan Avsatthi is a sustainable building advisor at Hi-Tech iSolutions. RELATED ARTICLES: How should 3D printed buildings be maintained? | Is the GCC building the right infrastructure? | Is the UAE doing enough to promote green building? Earlier in May, the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) collected bids for the development of the third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park. At $0.03 per kilowatt-hour, solar power will be cheaper than coal in Dubai. 3D visualization: The Importance in Manufacturing and Construction Industries.

The use of advanced engineering methods and technologies is on a rise, and this is further enabling advanced 3D visualization technologies to grow, and give customers a feeling of customization and personalization. This is more prominent in aerospace industry where 3D visualization had enabled the benefit of making their customers better understand their product and engage more with what they are expecting to buy.

It provides a personalized marketing experience using attractive and dynamic content that specifically addresses the customer needs. Apart from aerospace, the automotive industry is also one of the fields that utilized the benefits of 3D visualization. People looking to buy a car are often interested to know how the vehicle will look before making the purchase. However, the industry faces a fierce competition and requires figuring out ways to cut down costs. BIM & Earthquake Engineering aid Structural Engineers to Design & Build Strong Structures.

BIM & Earthquake Engineering; Enabling Structural Engineers to Design & Build Strong Structures Sep 21, 2016 -- Earthquake engineering has become an important aspect of structural engineering, especially after the recent seismic incidents that took place in Chile, Mexico or New Zealand. For Outsourcing CAD Design services; Building Construction Companies Should get Influenced by Business Reasons.

Competing in today’s global economy is not at all easy for architects, contractors, building and industrial product manufacturers. Significant global competition along with additional pressure from new entrants and innovative start-ups make it all the more difficult for them to survive and thrive. To keep pace with these ever increasing challenges, organizations or companies have shifted their focus from market factors such as time-to-market or cost, to product centric strategies.

They have high hopes and rely heavily on design tools, especially AutoCAD and Revit, to quickly bring innovative, high quality and high performing products to the market. But here as well they are supposed to take care of some of those entry barriers to the road to success; enlisted are some of them: So what should you, as a company, do if you find your CAD tool is holding you back? Get Your Retail Store Design Approved - 3d Modeling And Rendering Can Help.

As an interior designer, you might design the best retail interiors for your client. Design HVAC Duct Systems to Improve Indoor Air Quality, Don’t Size It. Since decades, MEP and HVAC engineers have been “designing” the duct systems; however you dig a bit dipper to realize that they are actually not designing the HVAC duct systems. They are sizing the ducts according to some set guidelines. These guidelines vary for every engineering firm, and mostly the ducts are sized to be round by a preset friction rate decided by the engineering firm. Then incase if the spiral duct is not found to be a perfect fit, it is converted to rectangular, which eventually makes it a highly non efficient system. Spectacular Living Room design and 3D Rendering – Interior Design Ideas at Your Fingertips. Lavish Living Room Interiors. Structural Steel Detailing—Perfection has Always Been More than Important.

Scan To BIM Software Advancements - Valued Proposition for Renovation of Retrofits and Heritage Buildings. Building Information Modeling - Revit BIM Services. How to Improve Cost, Scheduling and Coordination of Building Project. 3D Visualization & Architectural Rendering: Winning recipe for AEC Firms - Nikunj Patel. A well designed architecture that is precisely modeled and beautifully rendered is the key factor that differentiates you from your competitors and helps you steer your business towards success. However, creating renderings with well-chosen realistic building materials, furnishing materials, lighting and camera views that can be animated to create Flyby and walkthroughs requires trained professionals. BIM for Clash Detection and Risk Analysis Streamlines the Construction Process. Building information modeling extends immense support to architects, builders and developers in planning the construction process and understanding the execution process in the best possible manner.

Blowout, Wet Soil & Frost Heave - 3 Common Failures in Retaining Wall… Cold Formed Steel Connections – Erecting Strong, Stable and Ductile Structural Steelworks. Posted by: Nikunj Patel | Posted on: December 9th, 2014 More than 40% of commercial structures are built with metal studs and close to 500,000 homes have been built with steel framing in the past decade.

And when it comes to studs, metal studs are preferred over the wooden ones for non load bearing walls. Metal studs are mostly made of steel sheets cold formed into shapes, similar in design and dimension to the wooden ones. 5 Tips to Make the Most Out of CAD Tools for Large Assemblies. Why 2D CAD Drawings Still Matter? BIM for Real Estate Developers – A Collaborative Approach. HVAC Upgradation; Key to Green and Sustainable School Buildings. BIM Objects / Families. Revit Components. Lighting - BIM Content.

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Steel Engineering and Construction Project for an Oil & Gas Company. LEED Certification and 29.72% Energy Savings through Energy Modeling. Steel Detailing for 1000 ton Steel Silo. Acoustic Analysis Using Energy Modeling – Building Design For Occupant Comfort. Delivered Complex Steel Detailing and Constructible 3D Models using Tekla. 3D Models and Rendered Images for Furniture Manufacturer. 3D MEP Model of Commercial Building for Leading Construction Firm in USA. Well Coordinated BIM Models with LOD 300 for Plumbing and Hydronic Systems. Deployed Tekla Modeling and Steel Detailing Capabilities for a Railway Station Depot in UK.

Tekla Steel Detailing for Building Structure Support to a Heavy Boiler. Steel Structure Detailing for Developing an Offshore Oil Platform in USA. MEP BIM Modeling and Clash Detection for Plant Room at College Campus Building Based in Europe. Photo-realistic 3D Rendering for A Night Club To Life in USA. Safe Houses, Communities and Spaces; as Important as Life’s Other Necessities. Designing Interiors & Furniture; in Synchronism with their Surroundings. BIM Level 2 Mandate UK 2016. 3D Modeling And Rendering of Retaining Wall Design for Environment Consultants. BIM with LOD 300 for Clash Free Construction of a Residential-Inn in California. What is Manufacturer’s place in BIM? Design Mixed Use Building above an Existing Rail Yard in Brisbane, Australia. Repurposing Buildings and Urban Infrastructure for a Smarter City. Steel Detailing For Pedestrian Bridge on Great Western Highway. BIM Services — Creation of BIM Models with LOD 300 of New...

LOD 300 Modelling According to AIA Standards for a Reputed Public Park in USA. Architectural Visualizations and Design Communication - A Sweet Symphony. Modern Architecture Is Vandalizing Our Cities? Why I Need To Create A 3D Model from A 2D Drawing? How LOD 350 is more helpful in building Construction. Analyzing the Adoption of BIM and Its Impact on Construction. Set Up Projects for Success Use BIM to Achieve LEAN Construction Goals. Integration of ERP and BIM for Construction Industry. Housing Design Trends 2016. Viewpoint: International Climate Change—Is it a Turning Point for World Architecture? Amplifying BIM Benefits Using Open Data Exchange Standards. What is BIM IPD and its Important?

Leading with Empathy - A BIM approach to Construction Site Safety Planning. Autodesk BIM 360 Doc – Ushering the New Era of Construction Document Management. Green Building Sector Set To Create 3.3 Million Jobs in US By 2018. How Does BIM Impact Design? 3 Types of Component Family creation using Revit. Benefits of BIM for Interior Design. Preparing BIM Models for Energy Analysis. BIM becomes a Standard Practice in Construction Projects for Oil & Gas Industry. MEP BIM Modeling and Clash Detection for Plant Room at College Campus Building. Adopting Scan to BIM for As Built is a Good Practice. How Engineers Use BIM To Overcome MEP Design Challenges? Overcoming Roadblocks to BIM Adoption - MEP Consultant’s Guide. LOD 350 a Proactive BIM Delivery Approach for Building Construction.

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