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What is the process behind a successful product design?

Product Design is a process in which designers blend the needs with their business goals to help brands make successful products. It is an amalgamation of imagination and creativity. The process also involves creating and iterating products that ultimately solves user’s problems or addresses specific needs of a given market. At the core of any successful product design lies the designer’s ability of understanding the end-user customer. It must ultimately solve the real problems of real people by using knowledge and empathy of their customer’s behaviours, needs, habits etc. However, to understand the need of the customers is one aspect, to start a whole business around it is a whole different thing. The process of product development can also seem very daunting and not clearly defined since each individual or Product Design Company has a different approach. However, the whole process can be generalized into the following steps below. 1. Ideation: Anything new has to begin with an idea. A lot of people have ideas but they along with it should also have the ability and the resources to go beyond and create a fully functional product. The product should also be the best version of itself which is possible by constantly improving upon them, modifying them, combining them with existing products etc. One has to ask important questions with regards to their product and create an unsurpassed possible design. What are the key considerations in order to create the best possible version of the product?
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4 Reasons why 3D rendering is gaining importance in Architecture design

3D rendering is the process of transforming data from 3D models into 2D images. It is a 3D computer graphic process, which helps in creation of variety of images both the intentionally nonrealistic & photorealistic. These rendered images are usually so lifelike that at times it’s hard to differentiate between a rendered image and a captured image. The rendering process of every 3D rendered image starts with 3D modelling process. Nowadays, it’s extremely common and significant for the AEC and real estate industry to make optimum utilization of 3D Rendering Services. This is because the use of rendered images can be proven functional for multiple purposes. The below blog aims to highlight the reasons as to why 3D rendering is gaining importance in the field of architecture. 1. It facilitates effective and creative visualization One of the primary and most advantageous use of 3D rendering is the visualization that it provides. With the help of 3D rendered images it becomes easier for the architects to see their design intent and ideas in 2D and for investors to get an idea about how a design would look like even before the onset of construction process. Rendering allows creation of a full-fledged building with accurate details through a conceptual idea. The details depicted are not only about the structure itself but also the surroundings and about how the structure would look like in various lights from multiple angles. The final outcome is lifelike and photorealistic because of the utilization high-definition textures, lights, attention to details and other rendering particulars which makes it extremely convenient to sell the design idea to clients, investors, contractors etc. 2. Easier to spot and correct design errors It is simpler to identify or recognize errors in the initial design phase itself. Thus, if there are any errors they can be resolved even before a single brick is laid. All and any design flaws can be changed on time, thereby ensuring that the final design is the best possible version and is error free. This practice can save a lot of time, money, and various other resources. If there are any changes needed in the design or if the design and surroundings do not work together, it can be visualized and changed according to what looks and works the best. 3. It is cost effective
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The ways theatres can rebound after COVID 19

Theaters have a long history of adapting to pandemics. COVID 19 hasn’t been the first pandemic to bring down the curtains. Plague outbreak in in 1600’s, Spanish flu in 1918 and SARS in 2003, have already successfully put a question mark on sustenance of theatres and performing arts venues in the past. However, the arts and its venues have always found a way to emerge and bounce back in no time. The prevailing effects of the pandemic have been devastating, nevertheless, there is no doubts as to, if the theatres will commence again? This is because history makes it evident that they certainly will commence again. With the help of certain innovations in architecture and changes in functionality healthy distancing can be ensured even after the pandemic. The current blog will talk about how with the help of new and old fashioned trends theatres rebound after the COVID 19 pandemic. 1. Old school Amphitheaters Amphitheaters are open air venue for performing arts of multiple kinds. The word has derived from ancient greek, and it translates to “on both sides”. Earlier, amphitheaters were widely prevalent all over the world, however with the closed door theatres offering maximized comfort and even a little more privacy, for a while now amphitheaters have been history. Nevertheless, amphitheaters have found to be securing their place back as we hope to approach end of the pandemic. Amphitheaters offer an open air setting which makes it possible to ensure social distancing. The pandemic has left us paranoid and hence basic hygiene and maintaining social distancing is not going away any time soon. This setting can be called old school, however such settings can be extremely useful to conduct big events, concerts and especially for movie screenings and similar purposes owing to the acres of land and large area they are spread over. Amphitheaters hold the ability to effectively replace theatres, if given the right touch, they can lessen the risk of spread due to its huge open area. 2. Welcoming Drive In cinemas Drive-ins are another form of cinemas, which consist of a large outdoor movie screen, projection booth, concession stand and an extremely big space for automobiles, wherein people can sit and enjoy watching movies at the comfort of their cars. Drive in cinemas have never really lost their sway over people. Such settings not only provide a delightful venue but also limit unnecessary human contact. It is all in all a unique experience and socially distant which eliminates the problem of gatherings or crowds as usually it implies people having to get entertainment from their own vehicles. Certain drive-ins also provide for a small play area for children and tables, benches or spots to dine. Along with this, the usual theater services are also offered such as food, sanitation, drinks etc. at considerably lower prices.
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Factors to consider while choosing a CAD Drafting Partner

Computer Aided Design is an advanced approach/technology used to create 2D drawings and 3D models digitally, of buildings and structures before the onsite construction starts. These services are utilized by various industries. Architects, Engineers, designers etc. are the primary users of this technology. Construction as a process is actually carried out by on site workers and contractors on the basis of the drawings provided by the architects and engineers. Due to this reason, these drawings need extreme precision and high level of expertise as even a small error in them can cause mistakes on the site, leading to wastage of time and resources. As the importance of accurate plans to construct as-planned structures or buildings is nonnegotiable, construction companies heavily rely on CAD. Since, high level of expertise is required, it can get time consuming for construction companies, and at times they might find it difficult to complete a certain project within a stipulated time frame, owing to them working on multiple projects at a time. Thus, it becomes more convenient for them to outsource their CAD requirements. Hence, choosing the right outsourcing partner is extremely significant for them in order to receive detailed and accurate drafts. The current blog aims to highlight a few factors to consider that might help you choose the right CAD service provider. 1. Reliability: Construction as a process is highly sensitive, thus all the plans and drawings which are used for the process have to be precise and without errors. Thus, when you choose to outsource your drafting requirements to a third party it becomes essential to check their reliability. As the process of construction is time and cost consuming, it is imminent to ensure that the service providers you choose are trustworthy and have worked on relevant projects successfully in the past. Going through their websites, learning about their goodwill, referring to their client base, looking out for the client testimonials and feedback, checking reviews, usual project size etc. can be few of the effective ways though which you can judge their reliability. The quality of feedback they receive and their value in the market can give an idea about the company’s credibility. Considering the critical nature of the process the drawings and drafts need to come from a reliable source to make sure the process execution is seamless. 2. Quality: The reason why outsourcing CAD drafting requirements is so prevalent, is because such outsourcing companies usually have professionals working for them. These drafters are their domain experts and possess good experience and skills. Owing to the same, they are tasked with projects which require their skillset and experience, and hence by utilizing the same, they are able to provide detail oriented, precise and high quality accurate drawings. For e.g. structural drawings, require only experts to be inducted on the project as these drawings are extremely crucial and set the base and foundation of the structure. These drawings are also used to secure permits, hence while availing Structural Drafting Services it is important to check out the firm’s previous projects or their work on similar projects, to get an idea and understanding about the drafts, and recognizing the level of accuracy they have provided and the quality of output they deliver. An effective draft would be the one, which can portray technical details in a simplified form but accurately.
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Difference between Shop Drawings and As Built Drawings

Execution of project cannot start unless the blueprints of the structure or building are in place. The designing stage of any construction project holds immense importance as it lays the foundation for effective project execution. Throughout the construction process there are various construction drawings prepared, each of them serves different purpose and possess their own unique features. These design drawings provide a glimpse of the actual state of construction process during various stages of project lifecycle. Shop Drawings and As Built Drawings are crucial in construction process and are created to accomplish different goals. In this article, we will understand both of these drawings and how are they different from each other. Shop Drawings Shop Drawings, also known as fabrication drawings are detailed representation of design intent. These drawings are generally utilized by fabricators, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers etc. in regards to manufacturing, assembling, and installation of pre-fabricated components of a building or structure. A few examples of the same are; Elevators, windows, trusses, MEP components such as HVAC ducts, plumbing pipes etc. The style of these drawings is very different from architect’s drawing as these are extremely detailed, having instructions/notations for installation, dimensions and materials needed. Shop Drawings usually include the following information: · Dimensions · Applicable fabrication standards · Details needed for erection and installation
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4 Reasons why 3D Rendering is significant for the construction industry

Over the past decades the construction professionals have been provided with various tools that help them at different stages of the building’s lifecycle. Technology has allowed them to construct faster and better as well as enabled them to increase their profit margins. 3D Rendering is one such example that has completely altered the dynamics of the real estate and construction industry for the better. It has brought in huge efficiencies in terms of client communication, marketing, cost savings etc. In the current article we look at the four benefits of 3D Rendering Services that the construction industry can gain. 1. Accurate Depiction of final design: Even though the architects and the designers have years of experience under their belt they might not necessarily be able to envision exactly how the final design will look like. Sometimes, it even occurs that the design might look better in their own heads than it would in reality. With 3D Rendering it is possible get photorealistic visualization of the final design complete with accurate dimensions and proportions. It is also possible to add appropriate textures and lightning. This allows them to see whether their final design is as they imagined. 2. Effective Marketing: However precise the 2D blueprints maybe they are not visually appealing. They will not be able to simply catch the eye of the audience and make them curious. This why 3D rendering holds a lot of value for companies that are looking to sell or rent their property. With the right colors, furniture, texture etc. they can be used in magazines, social media, billboards etc. well before the place or the property is even completed. 3. Client Satisfaction will skyrocket:
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What are the four things small construction business should keep in mind while starting their business?

Starting a construction company today is not a simple task. There is a lot of competition which makes it difficult to gain proper profits and ensure long term success. In order to become successful the small business need to be resourceful, tough and relentless. They must not just work hard but also be smart and make the best out of the opportunities they are presented with. In the current article we will be looking at the three things that the small construction businesses should be careful about. 1. Have a business plan: The small sized companies must have clearly defined business plan that outlines their short term and long term goals and objectives. They must be aware that there will always be some risks and pitfalls and keep that in mind while making their plans. The plan should be realistic and achievable and must be made keeping in mind the resources that are currently available. The business plan can evolve as time passes but in order to succeed there must be a clearly defined path. 2. Use Building Information Modeling: A lot of small businesses think that Drafting Services are more beneficial to them than Building Information Modeling. They are operating under the myth that BIM is for big projects and big companies. This is not the reality. By utilizing BIM they get a competitive advantage right from the onset, as well as they get an access to a wider pool of companies who themselves use BIM. Moreover, when they are just starting out they can’t afford to make mistakes and lose out on the trust of their customers. BIM increase accuracy, quality and reduces errors which provide better profits and customer satisfaction. 3. Customer Satisfaction is the Key:
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Common mistakes that Construction Companies are making

The construction industry today is going through a period of transition where they have to redefine the way they function. This is partly due to the current pandemic scenario with social distancing norms which is hindering the normal working patterns. The other reasons include the problems faced by them like lack of skilled resources, increasing competition, lower profit margins etc. In these situations the construction companies must be very vigilant and ensure that they don’t make some basic mistakes that could create further problems. In the current article state the four basic mistakes that construction companies are making today. 1. Not adapting modern technology: Modern problems require modern solutions. The above stated issues can perhaps only be addressed by technological advancements. Building Information Modeling provides the construction industry professionals tools to better plan, design, construct and manage buildings. Its cloud sharing and enhanced collaboration capabilities mean that multiple stakeholders can work together effectively even if they are not physically located in the same place. This perhaps has allowed companies to keep functioning even during different lockdowns. It also increases productivity, reduces errors, saves resources etc. all of which are essential to ensure profitability and customer satisfaction. 2. Not outsourcing their preconstruction requirements: Outsourcing is the most lucrative option available to construction companies who are looking to adapt BIM. In the increasingly connected world it is no longer difficult to reach out to a third party BIM Company who can help you get the best out of the Building Information Model. They have the experience, a whole team of skilled drafters, engineers and architects to provide quality deliverables. Moreover, by outsourcing you don’t need to worry about hiring a team, their salary, office expense etc. It allows you to concentrate on your core service easily. Finally, by outsourcing to countries with lower currency values you can also look at increasing your profit margins. 3. Not keeping the clients in loop:
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