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Rapid Prototyping (RP): A Proven Means to Reduce Design Cost and Schedule, and Improve QualityClients continually strive to reduce their COSTS Clients expect same from design provider But Lean can run counter to the need for agility in early design stagesCompetitive markets compel us to seek ways to Price services at market levels Reduce cost Improve quality of deliverablesA few caveats; RP Has multiple meanings Is dependent on attitude, skill, and dynamics of the project teamWhy Rapid Prototyping?LEAN AGILE Does not eliminate the need for programming Preparation Initial modeling of individual spaces in 3D perspectiveHow RP Works Initiate collaborative work sessions Place / locate spaces in real-time based on programming requirements Full participation of stakeholders; people with a voice/vote/decision making capacityFebruary 11, 2014 4Client ConfidentialHershey Medical Center Data Center CHP Feasibility Analysis FINALFront End Design is Critical Typically only 10% of effort, less than 10% of total project time Significant impact, early decisions critical (domino effect) Weak concept design effort results in Rework of detailed design effort Cost overrunsBasis of DesignProgramming Concept DesignSchematicDesignDesign DevelopmentConstruction DocumentsTender and AwardConstructionAbility to Change DesignCost to Change DesignProject Timeline1 to 3 week schedule reductionHighly visual - enabling participants to visually grasp spatial concepts Real time 3D modeling accelerates generation of design solutions Rapid generation of alternatives fuels creativity and teamworkThomas Edison: To get a great idea, begin by generating many ideas One idea generates another idea, not the product of individual genius working in vacuum The result of networking old ideas in new waysKey Features of RPKey Features of RP Active participation of project stakeholders generates and facilitates selection of design solutions Full participation builds ownership and consensus Eliminates the present, review, revise, re-present cycle that is not efficient Collaborative consensus-building results Multiple concepts can be quickly generated and accepted or discarded Significantly reduced occurrence of after-the-fact revisions less reworkSpaces; block and stack Rooms/circulation Plenums/shaftsObject arrangement Equipment Tools Furniture and fixturesSystem layout and routes Structural Enclosure and partitioning Mechanical, electrical, plumbing ProcessSimplify Visualizing Complex Buildings - Facilities are Collections of:Data Center Rapid Prototyping Case Study9Grainger Enterprise Data Center Hundreds of thousands of gallons in water consumption saved per yearConfidential Location Ist LEED v4 BD+C Gold Total Power: 750 kW, Expandable to 3 MW per Module Reliability: DX RTUs with economizers, 2N UPS configuration, and bi-fuel generator, concurrently maintainable Scalability: Design for final IT load at 300 watts/SF Modularity: 50-300 Watts per SF Density Cost: Confidential Size: 8,000 SF Raised Floor Area Built in 2014Siting the Facility on the CampusRP supports identifying a site layout solution that supports client goals RP Supports Visualizing Building Envelope and Option Analysis of HVAC systems, snow abatement Exterior options can be analyzed visually for branding, blending with existing, maximizing cooling and light, and controlling heat gainRP supports identifying interior layout solutions; facilitated by stakeholder participation and interaction Interior Layout Evaluations, Options, and Solutions Innovation more, and typically better, ideas earlier in design Schedule reach concept/front end design milestones earlier Collaboration cost effective means of incorporating client input and seeing the results in a 3D model almost immediately Quality less rework Change management - less gray area with respect to scope of work Client relationship - opportunity to develop stronger, deeper partnering relationshipRealized Improvements


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