MaterialLAB Architecture & Design has used Bentley Architecture to complete
assignments that are larger than expected for a company of its size. The firm
is committed to better leveraging information technology to deliver enhanced
value for clients and stakeholders, and have achieved this through the adoption
of building information modeling (BIM) techniques and delivery practices.
To test Bentley’s BIM technology, this research project modeled a hypothetical
36-story office tower, enabling the firm to fine-tune work methodologies within
a Bentley environment; adopt new strategies to maximize return on investment;
develop performance benchmarks; and determine appropriate levels of
technology investments in hardware, software, and training.
MaterialLAB Architecture & Design
West Block Heritage Office Refurbishment
Built in 1927 and located in the Parliamentary Triangle, the West Block Heritage
Office is one of the earliest government buildings in Australia’s capital city
of Canberra. The 7,500-square-meter office building housed international
communication functions during World War II and has not previously undergone
a major renovation.
MaterialLAB Architecture & Design and Davis Langdon deployed MicroStation
and Bentley Architecture to deliver a functional statement of requirements
brief, schematic design studies, and an associated project feasibility study
for the Department of Finance and Deregulation. In addition, costed concept
designs were completed, along with a functional design brief for the future
refurbishment of this major Commonwealth Government project.