EXPERTISE

Alvin Reinhard Fritz Architect Inc. (ARFAI) provides comprehensive architectural services as outlined in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Canadian Handbook of Practices for Architects.  This document outlines in point form the full scope of services available through architectural practices.  

One of the most seminal pre-design services we provide, in the context of a large and complicated project, is Architectural and Functional Programming including the consultation process in collaboration with stakeholders and end-users.

DESIGN APPROACH

Our objective is to design facilities which are more than we or the client could have envisioned independently.  The client and the architect should inspire potentialities in each other such that their collaboration results in a project which exceeds their individual conceptions and expectations.  We believe that it is essential for the specific users of the proposed facility to have a detailed and complete input in their respective areas and that the client contributes to the design to the greatest extent possible.

 

We encourage detailed input for our respective clients and their user groups in order to identify our Architectural Program as closely as possible.  Comprehensive Architectural and Functional Programming is provided, as required, as an essential component in the development of every project.  Models, photographs and prospective renderings are one of the firm's strengths and can be readily provided.  These presentation techniques are utilized for promotion, and describe the proposed buildings in detail so the client is fully aware of and satisfied with the project well in advance of construction.  

Cost estimation is an important component of the design process.  The assessment of the feasibility of proposed budgets and the design of efficient cost saving building systems are standard procedure.  

BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM)

ARFAI has been a leader in three-dimensional drafting software which is essential for Building Information Modeling (BIM) since 2003.  This is especially valuable as the consultant team can benefit from clear delineation of the three-dimensional opportunities of the space.  This approach has effectively been demonstrated in the effective management of many complex projects to date.  New technology and software relative to BIM is being adopted by ARFAI as they emerge.  These advancements have transformed the way construction data is collected, connected, visualized, managed, and includes cloud based software and mobile technologies.  

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What is BIM?

"Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that equips architecture, engineering, and construction professionals with the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure." - Autodesk.com

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