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WHW Company Profile
• Continuous Practice since 1945
• Over 1600 Commissions
• In Excess of $3.0B Construction (since
  1945)
• Personnel
   •   17 Architects
   •   10 Architectural Technologists
   •   2 Contract Administrators
   •   1 Computer Modeler
   •   6 Administrative
Hardware Summary


•   Largely PC Based Operation
•   35 Intel Powered PC’s Ranging from P2-266 to P4-1500
    • Ram - Ranges from 64MB to 512MB
    • Graphics Cards – Mostly ATI, NVIDIA or SGI based Products
• 7 Laptops (Contract Administrators and Partners)
• 4 Compaq Palm Pilots
• Windows 98SE/91% Windows NT4.0/6% Windows
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Hardware Summary…Continued
                …Continued


• 2 UNIX based SGI Workstations for 3D Modeling
   •   Indigo 2 Extreme with R4000 MIPS Processor
   •   Indy with R4400 MIPS Processor
   •   Running IRIX 6.3 (SGI version of Unix)
   •   Primary Application – Alias Animator 7.0
Hardware Summary
…Continued
…Continued



• Server - Compaq Proliant 800
    ••   450MHZ Pentium 2
         450MHZ Pentium 2
    ••   30GB Triple Raid Drives
         30GB Triple Raid Drives
    ••   Internal Tape Backup (nightly)
         Internal Tape Backup (nightly)
    ••   Windows NT4.0
         Windows NT4.0
    ••   TCP-IP/NetBEUI network
         TCP-IP/NetBEUI network


• Mail Server - FreeBSD based
  P120
• Plot Server - NT4 based P2-266
• Router - Linux based 486-66
Hardware Summary
…Continued
…Continued



• Printers
    • Konica 7500 for Copying and BW printing
        •• Slow speed, good print quality
           Slow speed, good print quality
    • 4 HP LaserJet's for local BW printing
    • HP LaserJet 5si for BW printing up to
      11x17
        •• High Speed, lower print quality
           High Speed, lower print quality
    • Epson Photo EX                                         me isre.o
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        ••   Color Photo Grade printing up to 13x19
             Color Photo Grade printing up to 13x19
        ••   Larger formats farmed out to Wade Atlantic
             Larger formats farmed out to Wade Atlantic
        ••   Uses Ink at an Alarming Rate!!
             Uses Ink at an Alarming Rate!!
Hardware Summary
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…continued



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• Kip 2900 Electrostatic Plotter
    ••   Large Scale BW Plotting from ACAD
         Large Scale BW Plotting from ACAD
    ••   36” Rolls of Vellum or Bond
         36” Rolls of Vellum or Bond
    ••   Large Scale BW Copying
         Large Scale BW Copying
    ••   Large scale BW scanning up to 400DPI
         Large scale BW scanning up to 400DPI
• HP 6300C color Flatbed Scanner
    •• Up to 8.5x14 1200DPI
       Up to 8.5x14 1200DPI
HP 9100C Document Scanner
    •• Scanning Documents for Paperless Faxing
       Scanning Documents for Paperless Faxing
Hardware Summary…Continued
                …Continued


• InFocus Digital Projector
   ••   Used for in-house presentations on 6’x8’ motorized screen
        Used for in-house presentations on 6’x8’ motorized screen
   ••   Used for Presentations at remote locations
        Used for Presentations at remote locations
   ••   Bundled with a laptop, they make an effective presentation platform
        Bundled with a laptop, they make an effective presentation platform
   ••   Insures Reliability when Presenting on the Road…
        Insures Reliability when Presenting on the Road…
Connectivity Hardware
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• Telephone - Panasonic TVP100 Voice Processing System
• 2 G3 Fax machines to be replaced by…
• HP 9100C Digital Sender
   • New Direction…Paperless Office
   • Paper work not in digital format scanned by this machine
• 2 Cable Modems (East Link)
   • 1 shared (30 users) 64KB connection – SLOW!!
   • 1 Dedicated 512KB connection – FAST!!
Paperless Office

•   Minimize Paper within our Workplace
•   Digital Faxing from Workstations with Castelle FaxPress 6.2
•   Digital Scanners/Senders
•   Electronic Filing Systems and Procedures will replace our File cabinets
Novel use of Hardware…




• PowerPoint Presentation on recessed monitor…
Software Summary…by Discipline

•   Business and Project Management/Communications
•   Administrative
•   Design
•   Production
•   Contract Administration
Business and Project Management



• DelTek Advantage
   •   General Accounting and Business Management
   •   Complete financial and project info available at the touch of a button
   •   Integrated Timesheet recording by employees
• Microsoft Office
   •   Access
   •   Excel
   •   Word
Business and Project Management…continued
                               …continued


• Microsoft Project
   •   Complete Project Planning
   •   Capability to produce Critical Path/Gant Charts
   •   Capability to Manage and track all Project Resources including
       Staffing
Business and Project Management

• Bricsnet
   • In use since 2000 YHZ Arrivals Project
   • Initial Experiences were unanimously bad…
      •• Too slow
         Too slow
      •• Ponderous and Unintuitive Interface
         Ponderous and Unintuitive Interface
• Buzzsaw
   • First Experience coming up on East and West Pictou Schools
   • 2 Day training session scheduled for entire team coming up on
     Sunday
Business and Project Management/Communications


• Web Cams
  •   First experience at UPEI Student Centre
  •   Allows remote monitoring of the site.
  •   We have witnessed some interesting things…




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Business and Project Management/Communications

• Digital Cameras - Olympus D340R

   •   Instant Photos
   •   Environmentally Friendly…no Processing
   •   Images can be shared or exchanged more quickly
   •   Physical (Paper) Storage requirements are eliminated
   •   Images are more accessible – Database retrieval possible
   •   Our first Digital Site Progress Photo’s were specified on UPEI,
       contractor Emails them to WHW each week…our contract
       administrators actually discovered a construction error while
       examining these images…
Administrative Staff

• Microsoft Office
    •   MS Word – Word-processing, Desktop Publishing
    •   MS Excel - Charts, Graphs and Spreadsheets
    •   MS Access – Database


•   NMSEdit 2002 - Specifications
•   Quark Express - Desktop Publishing
Designers - Graphics

•   Adobe Photoshop 5.5
•   Adobe Premiere 5.0
•   Microsoft PowerPoint
•   Dreamweaver 3.0
Designers - 3D Modeling


• Primary Modeling Application
   • Alias Animator 7.0 (SGI/UNIX)


• Interior Modeling and Rendering
   • LightScape 3.0
   • Models imported from ACAD or Alias
Production Software

•   AutoDesk AutoCAD 2000
•   AutoDesk Architectural Desktop 2.0
    •   ACAD customized for Architects
    •   Integrated 3D modeling possible
    •   3D working drawings!
•   AutoDesk AutoCAD Lite 2000
•   NMSEdit – Specifications
    • Electronic version of the National Master Spec…fined tuned or
      customized for each project
• MS Excel – Door/Finish Schedules
Contract Administrators

•   AutoDesk AutoCAD Lite 2000
•   Microsoft Excel - Schedules ,Charts
•   MS Word - Correspondence
•   MS Access
    •   Tracking Contract Changes
    •   Generate Reports on all aspects of the Construction Progress
    •   Tracking and Organizing Shop Drawings
    •   Writes all data to the appropriate forms through a template
        interface
3D Modeling Primer

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•   Construct a CAD Model – 25% of total time
•   Texturing the Model – 25% of total time
•   Light and Render the Model – 50% of total time



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Animation
•   Animation - Display a series of Images in Smooth Sequence
•   Camera Path is defined in the Modeling Software
•   Application will then render the required images for Motion Path
•   30 images per Second of Animation
Animation




UPEI Student Centre
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File Type: AVI
Produced with Alias Animator and Adobe Premiere
Produced with Alias Animator and Adobe Premiere
File Size: 4MB
File Size: 4MB
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Internet Marketing Campaign
File Type: AVI
File Type: AVI
Produced with Alias Animator and Adobe Premiere
Produced with Alias Animator and Adobe Premiere
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File Size: 4MB
How do we use this Technology?
• Communication of Ideas to Client and Contractor
    •• Traditional 2D drawings are difficult to understand at best
       Traditional 2D drawings are difficult to understand at best
    •• Everyone can instantly understand a picture
       Everyone       instantly understand a picture
•   Verification and Validation of our own Design Work
•   WHW Promotion and Marketing
•   Client Promotion, Marketing and Sales
•   Contractor Promotion and Marketing
•   Enhances Communication between Design and Production
    within WHW…it’s easier to detail something you already
    fully understand. As a result our working Drawings are
    more accurate.
Someday these WILL be Working Drawings…
Were can we go…




                  …a $59 Game ?
Wish List….
• More Digital Integration in our Industry
    • Elimination of the “paper heavy” bidding process (electronic plans
      offices)
    • Digital Shop Drawings (ACAD Compatible)
    • Clients…please catch up!
    • Contractors…ditto!
•   MORE BANDWIDTH
•   MORE Processing Power
•   MORE Multi Threaded Applications…Multiple Processors
•   More Portability of Technology
    • Info and Ideas, Anywhere, Anytime
    • Currently Device Limited
Resources
• Useful Websites for Technology Trends and Hardware

   •   www.tomshardware.com (Tom’s Hardware Guide)
   •   www.anandtech.com (AnandTech)
   •   www.sharkyextreme.com
   •   www.theregister.co.uk
   •   www.theinquirer.net
   •   www.extremetech.com
   •   www.digit-life.com

								
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