IN2, an engineering consultancy, overcame synchronization errors and improved model performance by adopting Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro. The implementation resulted in enhanced workflows, reduced errors, and improved understanding of design requirements for engineers. IN2 is committed to embracing new technologies and looks forward to further integration of modeling within their design team for seamless development and advanced environmental analysis.
Formed in 2002, IN2 is a progressive engineering consultancy, specialising in MEP design, building services and sustainability solutions. IN2 have offices in Dublin, Athlone, Belfast, London, and Berlin and employ over 85 staff.
IN2 make better spaces for people and are dedicated to delivering low-energy design from conceptual stage, handover and beyond. Integral to their approach is a combination of specialist expertise in innovative passive design, sustainability and building simulation techniques.
IN2 were having synchronisation errors and conflicts with their Autodesk Revit models while model performance for remote users was a considerable issue.
The principal goals of the project were to significantly improve model performance for remote users, enhance workflows, improve understanding of the building design requirements, and provide engineers with the ability to comment and mark-up.
IN2 began the internal implementation of Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020.
Following discovery sessions with IN2 staff, Diatec proposed the use of BIM Collaborate Pro for hosting Revit models in the Cloud. Jonathan Reinhardt from Diatec facilitated technical workshops, outlining how IN2 could manage the live models to suit their needs and demonstrated the recommended Autodesk solution.
Diatec provided workflow training services and continues to deliver maintenance, technical support and remote training as required. Currently all IN2 Revit projects are hosted on Autodesk Construction Cloud through BIM Collaborate Pro.
The BIM Team is unaffected by server downtime, there is a considerable reduction in network traffic and data on the servers, saving time and ensuring projects are delivered on time.
BIM Collaborate Pro allows tight control of model collaboration, reduction in errors, repeat communications and delays and thereby reducing risk.
The model performance has significantly improved for remote users.
Workflows have been enhanced, publishing models to BIM Collaborate Pro has provided enormous benefits to the Engineers providing a 3D working environment, vastly improved understanding of building design requirements and allowing Engineers the ability to comment and mark-up.
This was a seamless transition which delivered immediate benefits to model performance in general with synchronisation errors and conflicts disappearing overnight.
IN2 are very happy with the results the adoption of Autodesk Construction Cloud has delivered for their Design Collaboration processes.
IN2 are 100% committed to embracing new technologies, striving to deliver progressive MEP design to achieve the clients design aspirations.
It is exciting to see IN2’s Environmental Team involvement in BIM Projects at design inception and in the planning process with Daylight/Sunlight modelling analysis, Wind Analysis, Pedestrian Comfort, Dynamic Simulation modelling. Currently the Environmental Team require standalone models that require editing to carry out the relevant assessments.
IN2 look forward to the development of more integration of modelling within the design team to allow seamless design development.
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