Cape Town, South Africa
As city and town borders expand to accommodate housing demand in South
Africa, local government and the public are acutely aware of the visual and
socioeconomic impact of development on what were formerly agricultural
estates and green areas. Gateway Property Developments approached
Dimension Modeling to provide material that would assist in the layout,
approval, and eventual marketing of the Kelderhof Estate, a middle- to
upper-income development located in Somerset West, Cape Town.
Instead of demolishing an attractive wine estate, Kelderhof was designed to
integrate upscale housing with the vineyards so that residents can participate
in the tradition of making their own wine. Dimension Modeling assisted in
visualizing five home design variations within the estate with enough variation
to suit individual needs, tastes, and budgets.
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DP Architects Pte Ltd
DP Architects Project Wise Distributed Design Management
DP Architects has offices in Malaysia, indonesia, india, china, thailand,
and United Arab Emirates. Once Project Wise was in place, the architects
in Singapore were able to farm out production work to regional offices that
had spare manpower resources and were able to check on the progress of
production work in real time.
Better control over the quality of work in regional offices could be exerted
from the head office, and design data and best practices could be shared. The
reduction in travel costs for one project amounted to more than $50,000. The
total savings for the firm for projects that used the system amount to around
$500,000 each year.