Case Study: Residential project in Lake Tahoe.
Design – We worked with the architect and builder to develop an extremely detailed and accurate model of the building including tens of thousands of individual wood pieces and an integrated, plasma-cut, steel frame to support the heavy very snow loads in the Lake Tahoe region. The models are machine-readable (defined in the standards required by the CNC robotic lines) for both steel and wood.
Assembly – We worked on site with the assembly team to erect the shell in of this complex residence in under two weeks. Having an exact digital model of the structure prior to assembly ensures that all components fit together perfectly – including both wood and steel sections.
The end result was a physical building exactly matching the home we first built digitally. We delivered and assembled the project more quickly than the local building community thought possible and enabled the builder to jump ahead in the building process and focus on finishing the home and on other projects.
We delivered a complex project on-time and on-budget in a very challenging location with extreme structural challenges and a short building season. By moving production to a factory setting we were able to optimize the design and thereby reduce waste by over 80% and ensure that site work was minimized and focused on finishing the project to the owners specifications. These same efficiencies apply to almost any project and radically reduce risk and on site challenges for projects of any scale.