Beck leads the design and building industry in innovation by developing and advancing technology. That’s because technology helps us increase the availability of information, reduce risk, clarify scope, improve quality and reduce cost for design and construction projects.
The benefit of technology is seen on each Beck Project, but the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum offered a unique opportunity to showcase our abilities. One of the most challenging aspects of the project was installing the architectural concrete used to create the remarkably pristine walls and exterior façade. When other installation methods proved unsatisfactory, Beck used 3D-modeling to design and adapt custom concrete forms that were ultimately successful in producing the desired result. Technology was also used on the project to coordinate an international project team, capture and communicate design changes, and verify proper field installation for designers across the Atlantic. The award-winning results speak for themselves. Take a look.
We use technology on each and every Beck project to identify challenges, increase collaboration, improve communication and save money. Ask us how Beck technology could benefit your upcoming project.
Modeling (BIM): Creating and analyzing 3D models for the purposes of design, coordination, clash detection, constructability analysis, budgeting and scheduling. Tools used include Revit, Dynamo, Rhino/gH, Navisworks, BIM360, Synchro, Inventor and Timberline.
An advanced modeling software program developed by Beck Technology that connects 3D building modeling to material cost information in a powerful way to estimate construction cost. This revolutionary product is now used by major design and construction teams around the country to consider the cost and schedule implications of various design solutions in real time. Beck uses DProfiler during planning and conceptual design to produce accurate cost estimate with very few plans.
Capture: Collecting data from real-world environments and digitizing it in a way that is easily used by modeling tools. This technology helps confirm site conditions, create accurate as-built drawings for renovations and ensure construction work meets design specifications. Tools used include laser scanning, drone photography, ground-penetrating radar and RFID tags.
Fabrication: Using 3D models to transform design drawings into an Ikea®-style kits with mechanical drawings and labeled parts and pieces ready for on-site assembly. This technique adds design appeal and increases quality while reducing waste and installation costs. The end result is delivering a custom design product at a cost that is competitive with a pre-manufactured solution.
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