Technology Tools

Our early conceptual planning work is first developed by hand and is quickly transmitted to our Bentley AECOsim Building Information Modeling BIM CAD database. We utilize 3D based CAD drawing technology from the conceptual/schematic design phase through to administration of the contract for construction phase. We utilize Bentley Clash Detection software ensuring that all structural, MEP/FP/IT systems are precisely coordinated in a real- time 3D database, saving countless change order dollars. Our Bentley ProjectWise project management software is a "live" shared team project management database that allows all project stakeholders (Owner, Design Team, Consultants and Constructors) to view and comment on project matters from concept to final completion for project coordination purposes. Bentley AECOsim BIM provides on the fly material quantification. At any time during the planning, documentation or construction process we have the capability to generate material quantity take-off schedules and internally generate Microsoft Excel spreadsheets for constructors and/or cost estimators. As changes are made during the planning and design process the model and all schedules update simultaneously providing up to date information for quantifying project costs and material acquisition. We continually stay on top of emerging information and resources so that we can maintain a high level of project production efficiency. Our BIM software is Revit integrated.

Competitive Advantage

Our clients benefit from our ability and capacity to undertake a variety of project types. We are skilled licensed professionals and can provide highly specialized complex architectural services. We develop an appropriate project approach and quality control program for each particular project, incorporating our BIM database, carefully addressing owners' mission statements, program requirements, working budgets and project schedules. We offer fast turnaround times on project deliverables, comfortably executing projects in the $.5m to $150m value range. Our US Federal NAICS Code Standard is 541310 Architectural Services and we are classified as a small business. J5architects has low overhead, enabling us to provide competitive project pricing on even the most demanding of project requirements.