Archidata Tools:


PLAN ROOM

A Collaborative, Archiving and Classification Tool

This high performance tool classifies and allows the exchange of plans whether CAD or digitized. Plans can be classified by project, type of use, building or floor. Searching, consulting, visualizing, downloading, Publishing, annotating or printing plans are done from a centralized database. It gives access to professionals involved: architect, engineer, contractor, etc.


BENEFITS

  • Saves time allocated to search and distribute plans
  • Accesses the most recent plan securely and rapidly
  • Decreases errors and saves time during construction
  • Reduces cost for printing and distribution of full drawing sets during project modifications

LIFE AFTER YOUR PLAN ROOM

Once the plan room is complete, explore all the platform’s functions for generating building data and managing portfolios, according to three lines of activities: assets, buildings and projects.



BUILDING DASHBOARD

A Single Window for All Tools and Data

The Building Dashboard tool visualizes in 2D and 3D each building by floor, unit, room and workstation. It allows to navigate into each component of a portfolio in order to access up-to-date information. The information drawn from the plans are areas and volume for units, common areas and rooms; equipment, specs sheets, etc.

Quick links of the dashboard can be set according to the specific needs of each client and give easy access to all tools. The Archidata Solution is based on a single window approach for all building information.


BENEFITS

  • Provides easily accurate information
  • Visualizes quickly the available information for each building
  • Accesses all the tools of the Archidata Solution from a single screen
  • Converts graphic information into management data and vice versa
  • Shares accurate information between management systems
  • Saves time and travel expenses

OFFICE

RETAIL

SPACE MANAGEMENT

Optimized and Ongoing Management of Surface Areas

The Space Management tool visualizes spaces of different types such as floors, rooms, administrative units and workstations. It produces drawings in either 2D or 3D and insures accurate information by updating the data after each project or move. It also automatically manages and generates reports on square footage according to the client’s measurement standards.


BENEFITS

  • Optimizes management and allocation of spaces
  • Communicates reliable information between systems
  • Saves time to prepare surface area, occupancy and usage reports
  • Reduces cost to update alphanumerical systems affected to maintenance and security
  • Lowers the cost of updates and purchase of AutoCAD licenses
  • Raises the productivity of technical staff

STANDARD METHODS OF MEASUREMENTS HEALTH/EDUCATION NORMS
BOMA OFFICE 80, 96, 2010, commercial, retail, residential CAN/CSA-Z317.11-02
EGA / CGA (Exterior Gross Area, Construction Gross Area) SILC / SILU
IPMS (International Property Management Standard)  



EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT

Inventories of Equipment for Better Asset Management

This Management tool indexes all equipment by room and building in 2D and 3D. It manages, visualizes and prints a list of equipment directly from the plans, without AutoCAD. The location of equipment is kept up to date and the access to the database is tiered according to the security level given to users.

EQUIPMENT CATEGORIES

This tool creates inventories of all equipment categories in accordance with the Uniformat II norm. Here’s an example of what our clients keep track of: asbestos, mechanical systems, fire prevention, electricity, telecom systems, floors and ceilings finishes, etc.


BENEFITS

  • Reduces maintenance costs
  • Minimizes peripheral databases and subsystems
  • Lowers the cost of updates and purchases of AutoCAD licenses
  • Reduces cost to update alphanumerical systems affected to preventive management of assets, sanitary and other systems



BIM (Building Information Modeling)

Go from 2D to BIM

The BIM tool converts all plans, digital or not, into the IFC (BIM) standard for visualizing a building in 3D. It updates the CAD/IFC files at each step of a project and standardizes them in any format needed by professionals (Revit, NavisWorks, D-Profiler, etc.).



COMPARISON OF CAD vs BIM

CAD BIM
Steep learning curve Collaborative tool
2D 3D
Lines, arcs and text strings Objects and models
No relationships between drawings Standardized




BENEFITS

  • Standardized database in IFC/3D for free flow of information between systems
  • Quickly produces an inventory of spaces in 3D for occupancy, rooms, workspaces and equipment
  • Less expensive than measuring in 3D
  • Geolocation of major construction projects or assets renovation in a 3D space with coordinates (2D, 3D and DMS)
  • Increases efficiency and communication between all the mechanical building systems by interrelating systems such as HVAC, electricity, systems automation, etc.
  • Saves time when managing and exchanging large BIM files
  • Simplifies database by modeling relations between equipment, systems and spaces
  • Starts new projects rapidly using a unique BIM canvas accessible to all participants

PROJECT COORDINATION

A Close Collaboration Management Tool

The Project Coordination tool sets up construction or renovation projects rapidly and efficiently. Virtual teams can be created at every step of a project, from design to construction. Modifications to drawings are archived and status of projects, finished or ongoing, can be assessed easily. This tool coordinates all types of construction projects, be it fast track or slow track.


BENEFITS

  • Enhances communication, therefore reduces errors during planning and construction
  • Saves time by minimizing idleness during planning and construction
  • Reduces printing and distribution cost for plans and documents
  • Recovers information following employee turnover
  • Centralizes data for the operations team once the projects are over
  • Keeps a history of all construction projects

LEASING MANAGEMENT

OFFICE | COMMERCIAL | RETAIL | RESIDENTIAL

Ongoing Management of Leasing Spaces

In just one click, the Leasing Management tool creates a global image of vacant spaces for a building or an entire portfolio. It automatically generates and customizes technical specs sheets without the need of a third party. Specs sheets are available online to send to potential clients and are accessible from any mobile devices. This tool also produces occupancy simulations with lease expiry date for any given year.


BENEFITS

  • Generates automatically specs sheets with corresponding plan
  • Saves time in tenant improvements
  • Allows fast searches in accordance with criteria such as region, city, building, space, expiry date and leasing option
  • Reduces lag time for leasing vacant spaces
  • Lowers the risk of square footage misevaluation for leasing


PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Value-Added to Asset Management

The Portfolio Management tool enables good governance by promoting transparency of accurate data. It produces portfolio inventories in 2D and 3D. For financial reporting, this tool brings a standardized and continuous portfolio management inventory of spaces with accurate square footage.


BENEFITS

  • Increases market value of portfolio
  • Shorter due diligence during real estate transactions
  • Produces secured and reliable data to promote good governance
  • Optimizes space management by reclaiming the building data
  • Reduces municipal taxes
  • Reduces operational costs by providing a user interface compatible with existing systems (EDM, ERP and IWMS)
  • Transfers plans, documents and management data to potential buyers

ONGOING MANAGEMENT OF ASBESTOS

As a particular case of Space and Equipment Management, the Asbestos Inventory tool shows areas affected by asbestos by floor and by room, in 2D and 3D. The information is kept up to date in a database that is used as a centralized document. Access to the database is tiered according to the security level given to users.


BENEFITS

  • Identifies areas and location of asbestos with sample colored tags on floor plans
  • Accesses photographs, sample reports, etc. through clickable links
  • Informs all stakeholders on asbestos inventory according to provincial regulations

BUILDING DASHBOARD CRITICAL FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Archidata’s Building Dashboard enables emergency teams to navigate quickly into the building. It can also be linked easily to any other earth mapping platforms.

The Archidata Solution allows users to access and view emergency floor plans, security systems and equipment of any building from any computer in the world in seconds, enabling a better preparation for, and a faster reaction to, any situation.

Hence, a response team would know how to access a building or room, know who occupies the room, and be able to view the equipment inside it (e.g., security, fire prevention, electrical, HVAC, mechanical).

Furthermore, the Archidata Solution has a very powerful search engine – a sort of “Google for the Building” – to locate rooms, workstations, employees, equipment and vertical voids.

Immediate access to the right building plan can save lives !

The Archidata Solution ensures that emergency teams and first responders have access remotely to the plans and that they are archived in an area outside the building itself.


BENEFITS

  • Reduces critical emergency response time
  • Enhances existing emergency management systems such as computer aided dispatch systems
  • Promotes best practices and governance by adopting standardized plan management system for critical infrastructure portfolio
  • Improves multi-agency emergency management, decision-making and collaboration