foodfab Building planning

How does one successfully plan a building for food production? You’ve already guessed: This isn’t a task for a normal architectural and engineering office …

In the focus: YOUR core process

How does a classic integrated design process work? As our client, you have ideally already formulated your real estate strategy. In an intense first phase we use this to define your operational and process planning. This provides the basis for the masterplan, in which we define the space requirements of your building before determining, together with you, the more expedient, efficient, and economical way of implementing your strategy: densifying your existing facility or starting a new building project. Then the real planning work begins with the integrated preliminary project.

ATP architects engineers essentially begins its planning work as soon as foodfab has studied in detail, understood, and communicated the core process that should take place in your building. We then work together to find the solution that generates the most added value for you and your vision. In the design studio, a digital twin is now created, which is able to provide information very early and in every project phase. This method demands that the machinery and process technology experts communicate perfectly and work together with all specialist engineers in an interdisciplinary manner. Because a project is good when it achieves its objectives. Overall results rather than isolated achievements.

Planning, building, and operating in a virtual space

Our clients are delighted when they get a spatial impression of their project during a very early planning phase. Through, for example, virtual reality glasses. The visualization that is permanently available due to BIM allows the design concept to be experienced. Virtual tours of the future production facility, with all its machinery, make planning decisions much easier.

In other words, the BIM model is also a central database for you. BIM offers certainty due to its detailed component and room information, which enables highly accurate cost estimates to be provided at a very early stage. The same is true of the consequences of desired changes. These can be visualized in the digital building model and transparently reveal every impact of a change. This offers the often requested flexibility because, for example, machinery and the related layouts can be precisely positioned in the building model, which means that the resulting spatial and media requirements are plannable in advance.

And finally, our most important insight is that design quality benefits enormously if planning collisions can be recognized and avoided in time.

The added value for you from integrated design with BIM

  • Better bases for taking decisions
  • 3D visualizations and virtual tours of the building
  • The simulation and analysis of future operating costs in early planning phases
  • Dynamic cost calculations throughout the planning process
  • A reduction in non-budgeted changes (of up to 40 %)
  • The elimination of definition interfaces during the transformation of information
  • Smooth project processes thanks to collision-free planning
  • Comprehensive support of sustainability certification
  • A basis for efficient facility management (CAFM)
  • Comprehensive project documentation
foodfab 3D visualizations of the future project with BIM
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