Nishimatsu Construction Co., Ltd.
the goal of this project was to create an accurate visual representation of
a sophisticated, urban skyscraper with a base-isolating structure in Japan
to developers and home buyers. The 3D visualization was used to verify the
visual harmony with the surrounding buildings through a photomontage and
explain the structural members of the building and a base-isolating device.
The challenge was how to visually make the sky deck on the rooftop look
inviting not only for the developers, but also for the potential home buyers
and neighbors. Using MicroStation, the firm created computer graphics
of nightscapes to convey the design concept of the sky deck resembling a
brilliant tiara set on the top of the building.
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DesignFacilitator Project Team Feedback Tool
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
the goal of this project was to develop DesignFacilitator, a tool that complements
Project Wise by collecting and incorporating precise performance feedback
from critical project members on an ongoing basis. The application is intended
to enhance communication among project team members, reduce liability
for designers, increase designers’ value from their client’s perspective, and
identify and focus training efforts.
Less wasted effort improves both the quality of product and the speed of
delivery. This tool reduces waste by increasing understanding between team
members. As Bentley’s tools use technology to enhance human performance,
DesignFacilitator’s feedback tool also uses technology to enhance designers’
awareness of their project partners’ priorities and preferences in real time.