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How We're Changing Architectural and MEP Planning - Chapter 2 in a Series of Blog Posts

Updated: Jul 6, 2021

During my previous post, I described how my career in MEP operations began even before CAD was adopted by planning professionals. In this blog post, let me share some of the ways I believe Swapp’s AI driven technology is changing the industry.

As the old saying goes, "in order to know where you’re going, it’s good to know where you’ve been and where you are now."

Here’s a list of just some of the capabilities that are in the works at Swapp and that are changing how fast construction projects get done. (Some of these are available from Swapp now and some will be made available in the near future.)

  • Use Swapp software to create rich feasibility design options and studies for specific sites and projects in days instead of weeks or months, and produce Revit models and plans for multiple options. Think about the rapid and reliable decision-making power this gives developers and owners.

  • Generate cost estimates quickly together with the design options. Every owner I’ve ever met, and every GC as well, always wants accurate cost estimates to help drive design decisions.

  • Produce energy models and HVAC system design options and their costs together with the AI-generated building design options. Developers and owners have known for a while that energy consumption and sustainability are major factors in evaluating a project’s criteria for success and these inputs to design decisions are becoming ever more important in today’s climate-focused world. Swapp’s software calculates these energy models and cost estimates based on data from real-world projects, not just simulations.

  • Produce design development drawings and construction documents in less than half the time of today’s traditional methods. Real estate developers and other owners can now speed up the permit submission process, go out to bid for construction and complete the projects faster, with a net positive result for their ROI.

  • Increase the speed of the MEP modeling and clash resolution process to produce construction level models in 50% less time.

  • Provide AI driven solutions for commissioning a building’s MEP systems to achieve final building completion earlier, and make the building ready for occupancy and use.

In the next installment I’ll discuss how my work at Swapp enables us to offer software that does these amazing things.

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