Planning - Stage 1
The Systems Approach provides a reliable knowledge resource enabling rapid scenario modeling and/or analysis of a facility's program, design, schedule and cost.
How it works
Based on the owner's business case (i.e. building purpose) and other key causes (attributes), the facility program, design, schedule and cost (outcomes) can be predicted.
As more information about the program and design is entered, the model predictions become even more precise. As a result, you can know the likely project outcomes before investing in programming and design. This then informs decision-making to steer project outcomes.
Design - Stage 2
The Systems Approach reduces programming and design stages from months to weeks with a truly integrated building team.
Building CATALYST based templates and data standards drive reliable data exchange and process flow. It starts with Preconstruction: programming and equipment planning (i.e., dRofus), to design (i.e., Revit) and to estimating (CostX, WinEst, etc.), then scheduling, contracting and accounting.
The impact is profound, eliminating much of the error-prone and tedious manual efforts.