Praxis3 recognizes the value of investing in advanced technology to provide a higher level of client and contractor interaction in the design and construction process. The firm was one of the first in the nation to convert all design and production work to a BIM or Building Information Modeling format. This technology, in the form of AutoDesk® Revit®, uses an intelligent three-dimensional building model as its conceptual base. This enables immediate project visualization, allowing a high level of collaboration for designer and client early in the design process. In later phases of the project, it allows for automatic coordination of various drawing types and schedules, producing more accurate construction drawings faster.
In addition, Praxis3 has invested in advanced imaging, animation and video technologies to provide unparalleled capabilities in visualization and graphic and web site design.
Praxis3 also uses a Microsoft® Sharepoint™ web-based information system to distribute drawings and building information to owners, consultants and contractors during the design and construction process. Field reports, supplemental drawings and all other project references are available to the entire design and construction team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, online. The system allows for quick, accurate and efficient turn around on field changes, product submittals and shop drawing approval.
Finally, we are constantly evaluating new and innovative methodologies and will employ the latest proven technologies to design, visualization and construction projects. While technology can never replace design talent or personal relationships, it can help the entire construction and design process to run more efficiently, faster and more accurately, with less chance for error.