GroupGSA provided design and project management services for an office
building for the New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority. The project
included one client floor, one executive floor, and eight working floors. Total
capital expenditure was $24 million. The project was designed and documented
in just six weeks, due to a tight construction deadline.
To better manage time constraints, Bentley Architecture was used to produce
overall floor plates. The space tools enabled GroupGSA to present the client
with running area schedules as the design progressed, which gave the
stakeholders confidence. These tools were subsequently used to quantify areas
of finish options for cost planning. The wall tool made for faster changes of
layouts via a rapid documentation process.
Las Cruces Army Reserve Center
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
The 15-acre Las Cruces Army Reserve Center in New Mexico includes an Army
Reserve Center training facility and operational maintenance shop. It is an
energy-efficiency pilot project that strives to achieve net zero electrical energy.
The Army Reserve Center will incorporate design features and construction
techniques that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability beyond current
Jacobs was tasked with developing lifecycle cost strategies to reduce energy,
designing a facility that is LEED Platinum certified, and utilizing building
information modeling to provide energy modeling and analysis. Jacobs used
Bentley Architecture and Hevacomp Electrical Designer during the design
charette, and Project Wise was implemented for integrated design and
collaboration. These tools allowed the team to investigate multiple design
options to further the energy goals.