Montorsi Ascari Associato
Borgo Residence, a residential estate consisting of
three buildings inside a bailey, requires complete
renovation due to neglect and structural decline.
The plan is to build different types of apartments
and offices, each of which will be provided with
a garden. Inside Borgo Residence, there will be a
swimming pool and walking paths. The architec-
ture is meticulously connected with the local
environment, where “green” has an important
role and traditional materials like bricks and
wood are highly favored.
An accurate survey was carried out, together with
analysis of the materials and type of decay
involved, to better describe graphically the real
condition of the buildings. The implementation of
this work internally consisted of reallocation of
space to adapt the buildings to new uses. The second aspect was closing openings and creating
new doors and windows to improve the buildings’
appearance and give them a more uniform look.
To create drawings and plans, the survey information was imported directly from the instruments to
MicroStation PowerDraft using DWG format.
Time was a critical issue in this project, and Italy-based Montorsi Ascari estimates that MicroStation
Power Draft reduced the time required to perform
this project by 15 percent. MicroStation Power
Draft also empowered the firm to communicate
with all project suppliers using both DXF and
DWG formats. ;
Edmond Animal Welfare Facility
BIM FOR ARCHITECTURE
Selser Schaefer Architects
This $1.5 million, 8000-square-foot animal welfare facility in Oklahoma is one of three new
municipal facilities constructed at the 135-acre
City of Edmond Cross Timbers Municipal
Complex. The building’s rural vernacular forms
are intended to blend naturally with the surrounding hilly, wooded Cross Timbers forest. The efficient and compact footprint minimized the impact
to the existing ecosystem. The exterior palette is
composed of simple forms and materials associated with agriculture and the land—brick, board-and-batten siding, open wood slats, exposed steel
trusses, and a standing seam metal roof.
Using Bentley’s building information modeling
solutions, the firm was able to develop the design
to a much higher level of detail and insure a high
level of coordination among consultants docu-
mentation and within its own set of drawings. It
used an array of Bentley tools (solar study, ray
trace, particle trace rendering), produced movies
and VR for the client’s design reviews, and used
the 3D model to communicate line-of-sight studies
for mechanical units and the adjacent roadway.
There were no change orders on the project as a
result of document errors or omissions during construction. The project was on budget, so there was
no need to redesign or do additional cost cutting.
In addition, there was a 15 percent time savings
during document production and quality control. ;