Catalyst predicts the project’s space program, site and building quantities, schedule and/or construction costs in real-time. It does so starting in the early planning, or at any point throughout the design and procurement stages. Catalyst does what BIM originally intended to do—serve as knowledge resource forming a reliable basis for decisions from project inception, onward.
Catalyst provides more accurate, detailed benchmarking derived from the user’s completed real-world projects. It’s high definition because it originates at the most fundamental building blocks – the facility’s functions, and system elements.
Catalyst enables users to prototype multiple whole-buildings. Inspired by Toyota’s set-based design, Catalyst expands a user’s decision making ability to optimize the outcomes of the entire facility, rather than the sum of the parts.
Catalyst helps keep budgets and targets from being over or under valued. Impartial target setting also helps owners to consider more effective design and delivery methods and provides a means to assess value derived from them.
Catalyst reports outcomes according to measures that are meaningful to the facility owner. These are measures of the facility purpose, which is composed of the departmental functions. Purpose-driven planning focuses on occupant success.
As the level of development (LOD) progresses, Catalyst provides both statistical and comparative tracking of program, design and cost. This serves as an alert to potential drifting, as well as an early detection of variation from the approved target.
The systems approach makes comprehensive measurement possible – both within and across a wide range of projects. Catalyst provides a comprehensive measurement approach that is essential for process improvement.
Catalyst provides in-depth analysis and comparison of the program/design efficiency, as well as cost effectiveness. It does this within the project (set by set) by comparing predicted to estimated/actual results. It also does so across a series of selected projects.
Catalyst includes a knowledge resource center that makes the most vital information readily accessible. This fosters the decision making processes by associating the quantitative data-driven information with the qualitative document/image information.
The systems approach is needed to predict, steer and optimize outcomes, using current design and delivery methods. It is also needed to continue process improvement through more permanent and integrated design and production forms.
Available Building Types
Building Catalyst provides low cost, easy-to-learn, knowledge-based predictive modeling and analysis for a wide range of building types. The currently available building categories and types include:
Most new building and space categories and types can be established and made available very fast on our end, given completed real-world project information from which to benchmark, on your end. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this.