ICT technologies, such as computational design and AI, link human sensitivity (the analog side), which is indispensable in architecture, with BIM (the digital side). The result is comfortable and abundant “environmental fusion design,” which integrates digital design with environmental technologies and satisfies human sensitivity.
We use BIM from the initial stages of design, and run scenic and environmental simulations, in order to use 3D models to explain building performance and costs to project stakeholders. That approach leads to optimum solutions and rapid consensus formation under diverse design conditions.
Linkage between BIM models and facility management databases enables even those who are not building specialists to manage facilities, using approachable three-dimensional building information. Measures such as using tablet terminals to manage inspections of equipment and devices help to reduce the operation and maintenance management costs of facilities.
We install environmental sensors, to monitor information such as temperature, humidity, brightness, and CO2 concentration, and visually present information such as comfort levels in spaces and energy consumption. We also perform air conditioning equipment commissioning and make improvement proposals on the basis of accumulated information, to achieve energy cost optimization.
For buildings with fixed specifications, such as convenience stores, we can rapidly create different variations of BIM models, on demand, by selecting and exchanging basic parts. This enables clients to accelerate business expansion and cut costs through bulk ordering.
We can build district databases by accumulating building information and integrating it with information about land and infrastructure. These district databases can be applied to reorganization plans for land and buildings in the urban district, and to simulations of disasters etc., as well as helping to visualize the value and issues of local society and find solutions.