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Design Development & Coordination

Pinnacle has the competence and technology to assist structural engineers in the process of developing their design. Our dedicated team of skilled personnel is experienced in interacting with the engineers or designers to understand their design-intent and provide value-added support as the design evolves from conceptual /schematic stage to construction stage.

The inputs required by Pinnacle include any or all of the following:

  • Conceptual drawings
  • Hand-sketches
  • Red-Line Mark-ups
  • Single Line Diagram
  • 2D Drawings

Pinnacle’s resources translate designer’s thoughts, expressed through the aforesaid inputs into buildable information in the form of 2D drawings and/or 3D models.

The above process passes through one or more of the following stages of Design Evolution:

Schematic Design: Schematic design is an initial design scheme that seeks to define the general scope of the project, including scale and relationships between building components. The engineer’s/ designer’s sketches interpreting the client’s desired functional relationships between various activities are translated to Revit model. At this stage, the description is in terms of a set of integrated ideas and concepts about what the proposed system should do, behave and look like. The model is used for preliminary studies like overall project phasing. Analysis based on overall systems can be performed and quantities based on specific elements can also be obtained.

Detailed Design: Detailed Design is the stage following schematic design where the schematic design decisions are worked out in greater details. The details get reflected in the Revit model. This also provides the client with drafted to-scale drawings, illustrating how the project would look like after the construction gets over. The model can be leveraged for the generation of traditional Construction Documents and Shop Drawings and can be used for the analysis of Clash & Cost.

Construction Documentation: Construction Documentation is a bridge between building design and physical building form. It encompasses the preparation of drawings and specifications that set forth the detailed requirements for the construction of a building project. The Models include elements that are accurate in terms of size, shape, location, quantity and orientation with complete fabrication, assembly and detailing information. Analysis can also be performed at this stage such as Clash Detection, Sequencing & Cost.

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