Pre-construction

Desired results begin with effective planning

Clients and designers alike have developed an appreciation for having EGC as a member of the pre-construction team. Our role is to define processes and details that add value to the project as well as “streamline” the schedule. The benefits are exponentially valuable versus using a traditional design process.

  • Building Information Modeling, BIM, REVIT, or visualization are terms used to characterize the digital models we use to demonstrate proposed work in a modeled, three dimensional, realistic view.  See below for examples from new buildings to individual custom casework.
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  • Secure, online job accounting – This is a report from EGC’s actual cost system which reflects the components of good financial management for projects and eliminates opportunities for "unknown" costs or changes.

VISUALIZATION

Drawings are often difficult to interpret, unless you have years of experience and training.  With current technology, EGC creates a virtual image of your project that allows you to see the final product as a realistic rendering.  This service allows you to understand scale, material selections, lighting, and truly offers you the power to explore, evaluate and modify the design of your project like never before.  Visualization technology also provides a powerful sales tool.  If you need to communicate your project to an audience, there is nothing more impactful or representative than a realistic three dimensional model that can be viewed from any angle, including interiors.  Let us help you design and build your next project by modeling your vision in realistic virtual rendering.

Mercedes Benz of Fort Mitchell - EGC worked with Vocon architecture, and principle Denver Brooker, to create a concept design and build a world-class automobile dealership on the site of a dilapidated hotel.  From the very first image, the virtual model helped communicate Bernie Moreno's vision for the development, which proved to be precisely what EGC built. 

Video of the model

Concept Actual

  

 

Large Skylight Project - EGC was asked to create a more open and attractive main entry for this manufacturer.  Their office building was completed in the mid-1960's.  EGC created a virtual representation of opening the roof and installing a large skylight.  This project would have been hard to imagine due to the existing construction and lack of ability to adequately draw the impact on the lobby using traditional drawings (2D).  From a few still shots of the project, it is difficult to determine the rendering from the final project!  A huge success!!

Before Concept

  

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Branch Bank Lobby - from 2010

Concept  Actual

  

Autodesk offers the industry leading software for this service.  Revit allows EGC to:

Design to your standards

  • Work more efficiently with tools designed for architects
  • Develop higher-quality, more accurate designs

Visualize to improve collaboration, explore design options

  • Use visualizations to communicate design intent
  • Explore and present design options
  • Evaluate designs before they are built

Make more informed design decisions

  • Create more efficient buildings with energy analysis tools
  • Gain better insight into constructability using 3D models
  • Help resolve conflicts before construction

Visually explore project constructability

  • Determine project complexity, and labor and materials scope
  • Aggregate data for whole project review
  • More effectively coordinate site and workflow planning

Manage costs more effectively

  • Rapidly generate material takeoffs
  • Evaluate the cost of design alternatives
  • Maintain more accurate budgets

Better predict and communicate project outcomes

  • Simulate schedules and logistics in 4D
  • Quickly assess scope changes
  • Compare actual schedule to forecasts

Latest news regarding EGC's virtualization service: EGC adopts "Virtualization" for Client Project Presentations

 


COLLABORATION

Achieving a successful outcome on a project is made possible with a) creativity in design of the project, b) review of constructabilityfactors at several stages of the process and c) the effective management of all tasks necessary to complete the project.

Experience and process are the key ingredients to EGC’s success. Rather than perform work linearly, where a package of information is handed from one team member to another in stages, EGC works in parallel with the client and the designer(s) to achieve faster decisions. Because our team members bring knowledge of construction, sequencing of work, and years of historical data with them, their primary task is to evaluate the purpose of each work area within a project, identifying opportunities for:

  • Evaluating alternative structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing details and/or material selections
  • Pro-actively identifying sequencing issues based upon a “view of the whole picture” of the project
  • Reviewing the work to determine if potential sequencing issues exist which may impact an area of the project
  • Identifying any existing conditions that impact the effectiveness, cost / value of the proposed work, or timing of the project
  • Opportunities for expediting the work, including pre-fabrication
  • Evaluating supply chain factors to identify opportunities for economies of scale or production variations that may impact aesthetics, price and/or sequencing
  • An alternative approach to a design or engineering issue is possible

We maintain a robust set of tools to help all members of the team understand the budgetary, schedule, design and decision-making issues that exist during this complex phase of work. The tools we find most valuable in assisting our personnel, include: