Team Plan Architects
For about 4 ½ years (note: currently over 10 years) we now work with “ARCHline” and would like to praise you for the consistent and innovative development of the program and the implementation of suggestions and wishes of your customers.
In retrospect, the decision to go with your product was the right one and has given our office significant competitive advantages with other architectural firms. Previously we worked with a program for the 2-D drawings (caddy), then had to re-enter the data in a 3-D program (Arcon) and manually enter the masses in a third program for the tender of craftsmen services. This was very time consuming and costly.
Today – with “ARCHline” in combination with the program “Allbudget” of the company BIB, which integrates seamlessly into ARCHline – we do the work in about 45 – 50% of the time, which we had to spend before. Meaningful 3-D representations are also given almost automatically.
For example, in the last 2 months we have designed and calculated a 4-star plus hotel with underground parking, gastronomy and wellness area with an expenditure of approx. 350 hours. This project includes a restaurant with conservatory, a rooftop cafe, 154 rooms and suites, approximately 48’300 cbm enclosed space, usable space of approximately 13,400 square meters and costs of 24.7 million euros.
Until the finished building application, we still expect a cost of about 150 hours. When this is finished, we have all the tendering data for further processing up to item level.
If a building application has been consistently created with “ARCHline” and “Allbudget”, the structure of the programs also completes approx. 70% of the detailed design and approx. 85-90% of the tender of the trades. Changes to the project can also be quickly implemented graphically and recalculated. The access to older project data with the comparison to the current project status, which is possible by ARCHline, represents an optimal documentation of the project progress.
In particular, we hope that the integration of external documents on Word / Excel basis, which is realized in the new version “ARCHline 2008”, will increase the transparency of the project / change documentation. We were able to reduce the processing costs of the projects by approx. 55% compared to earlier by using your program “ARCHline” in connection with the program “Allbudget” of the company BIB. Also, we get a very high cost certainty at a very early stage (draft drawn with ARCHline + Allbudget) today
is an absolute prerequisite for the realization of larger projects.
Team Plan architects | Mr. DI Wolfgang Heim | D-88074 MECKENBEUREN | +49 754 294 51 11 | [email protected]