Architectural Services are a crucial part of any building construction process. These services comprises of many sub phases which is best used for the purpose of marketing of large scale buildings. Architectural services include small practices which play an important role in the building process from construction drawings to 3D rendered models.
A simple design is converted to a well defined 3D model to increase the visualization of the building with all the necessary detailing. Various softwares are present to facilitate architectural services such as Revit, AutoCAD, 3Ds Max etc.
Aspects of the architectural services are as follows:
Abstract Architectural Design
Conceptual Architectural Design is the most important and foremost step of building construction process. Architects creates design on the basis of clients ideology and requirements manually or using latest softwares such as Revit or AutoCAD. These softwares have made the designing process much simpler and landscaping of residential, commercial etc buildings can be done with acute precision.
Construction Drawing and Drafting
As soon as conceptual designing is finalized, process of creating Construction Drawings for the building starts. Construction Drawings deals with the technical knowledge including dimensions, records, motives and minute details regarding the construction process. After the Construction Drawings are approved by the legal authority these are drafted using various softwares. This includes Roof elevation, Electrical plans, Ceiling plans details etc. Every element of the building is taken into consideration while developing the construction drawings and then it is drafted to perfect design formats.
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Building Information Modeling is the main stage of the construction process as it contains all the details regarding the building at one place. Building information modeling displays the information of the designs, cost parameters, legal documents, and standards of construction in a coordinate manner with Architect, Designer and the Client. In single model all the data of the function and performance of a particular element is represented. Architectural, Structural and MEP BIM mainly pay attention to facade appearance, structural detailing, electrical and plumbing issues under one roof.
Architectural 3D Modeling and Rendering
Architectural 3D Modeling and Rendering creates a picturesque model which enhances the overlook of the building. After 2D drawings, 3D models are created using various softwares such as Revit, AutoCAD, and Maya etc. It will allow the client to visually see how the building will look after construction. After modeling, Rendering comes into picture. Rendering basically includes the interior and exterior rendering giving a photo-realistic view. Rendering is done using V-RAY where the interior and exterior details with lightings, furniture, windows, doors, lamp posts, landscaping is done to provide a real effect of the building after construction. It allows for modification using Walkthrough, Flythrough features and thus it saves time and cost.
With the advancement in construction industry, Architectural Services is a boon to the construction process. Architectural Services gives a comprehensive view of how the building will look even before construction.