Building CATALYST

A Powerful Planning, Design and Construction Solution

The Systems Approach

Building CATALYST provides the only computer system that integrates planning, programming, design, milestone scheduling and cost management. As such, CATALYST provides the only means to accurately predict and steer outcomes starting in the planning stages. Finally, CATALYST is the key to transitioning construction from its current Siloed Approach to a Systems Approach. Project teams can finally conquer the uncertainty, fragmentation, and laborious processes that have plagued construction for decades.

Planning - Stage 1

Planning cycles from Days to Minutes
Achieve certainty of outcomes before investing in program and design.

Design - Stage 2

Design milestones from Weeks to Days
Drive out rework and waste in programming, design, and cost.

Construction - Stage 3

Construction milestones from Months to Weeks
Drive out rework and waste in project management, supply, assembly, and production.

Planning - Stage 1

Perform in minutes and hours what currently takes days and weeks.
Building CATALYST enables users to rapidly model and compare building scenarios or solutions far more accurately and in a fraction of the time and effort that conventional methods require. Based on the owner’s business case (departments, functions and other attributes), CATALYST predicts a facility’s space program, design metrics, schedule and cost. As more information is provided, the model predictions become even more precise. See high level results, and then drill down into the details.

Design - Stage 2

Reducing design from months to weeks by reducing milestone intervals from weeks to days.
The CATALYST platform provides standards, templates and content to pre-program, pre-design, pre-spec and automatically estimate the cost. This platform vision integrates the detailed programming (dRofus Data Management), design (Autodesk Revit) and cost management tools and processes – eliminating much of the error-prone and tedious one-off efforts plaguing conventional methods.

Construction - Stage 3

Construction milestones from Months to Weeks.
The Systems Approach enables a new form of manufacturing-inspired (aka industrialized) construction. This is possible when a cooperative of owners, designers, builders and suppliers pool their knowledge, research and development resources. This approach applies to themed or branded projects like those shown below, or to customizable building designs from a robust kit-of-parts strategy.