A Toolkit for Compliance
  • Healthcare Buildings Forum
  • Architects for Health
  • Healthcare Design & Management Magazine
  • ProContract
  • CABE


• The models contain geometric representations of the building and its constituent components, as well as the large amount of associated project data such as specifications, model numbers, warranty information, and so on.

• The models are behaviourally correct. Building elements such as beams and pipes “know” what they are, what they do, and how to react to the rest of the model. This built-in intelligence allows the models to be analyzed, visualized, scheduled, or quantified as a building assembly made of real materials with real characteristics and functional relationships—enabling important activities such as structural analysis, daylighting, project visualization, construction simulation, and cost estimating.

• The really critical “intelligence” behind CTH is the automatic management of these model relationships. The building model and all design documents are in an integrated database, where everything is interconnected. Drawings, views, schedules, and so forth, are direct presentations of the underlying 3D model. Since the drawings in this sense are live views of the building model, they are always accurate representations of the building design. No additional effort is required to keep project data in sync, and no manual intervention is required to keep drawings and project documentation in sync.

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