We believe that early coordination of all disciplines is critical to the success of every project. Harrell Design Group designers begin this process in the pre-design phase with team meetings and program analysis. This process, which helps us to establish project goals and define scope, involves all disciplines. We look at multiple systems options to help facility owners evaluate first cost, operating cost, and life cycle cost. We also evaluate systems options and their impact on the overall facility design, site design, and structure.
As the building design evolves and systems are selected, we begin Virtual Construction of the facility. We actually build the facility in three dimensions using commercial Revit software as well as automation software that we have developed in house. By designing the facility and all of its systems in three dimensions, we are able to evaluate critical areas and issues such as MEP chases, ceiling space and clearances, and equipment clearances. As an added benefit, we are able to show our clients what it will feel like to occupy any space in their facility. We can even let maintenance personnel look into crowded utility tunnels, ceiling plenums, and equipment rooms.