Using Autodesk’s BIM 360 Cloud Platform to Improve Sustainable Design
Glumac [A Tetra Tech Company], partnering with Turner Construction, signed on to provide engineering services on the fast-track, net-zero P Street design-build project in Sacramento, CA. Tapped to also bring its sustainability-focused knowhow to the team, Glumac compressed the time-intensive workflows that are typically required to support projects with such audacious energy use goals. They did this by formulating a workflow that was equal to the ambition of the project, working with the project team from a shared Revit model using Autodesk BIM 360 Design software for design collaboration. This new level of teamwork helped boost productivity and condensed what are normally months-long project phases into mere days.
Designing Green Buildings that Work
Glumac, which was recently acquired by Tetra Tech, has always had a commitment to designing building systems that efficiently support comfortable spaces. The firm has wholeheartedly embraced sustainable design, having designed more than 250 LEED-certified projects. Their eagerness to embrace innovation led Glumac to adopt BIM (Building Information Modeling) with Revit building design software before many other mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) firms did, and the firm continues to forge ahead with its use of cloud-based design.
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