Collaborative Optimization for the Design + Build Team
Join is a smart platform for teams to collaboratively optimize value on Design/Build, CM-at-risk and IPD projects. Whether you do this in an explicit value engineering phase or as an ongoing part of design and preconstruction collaboration, Join's tools can streamline the process, suggest options, and help you deliver timely and thoroughly vetted ideas.
Streamline Your Workflow
Design + Build teams engaged in value optimization are under pressure to deliver timely and thoroughly vetted decisions. Join captures the record of value-related options, allowing you to streamline ideation, evaluation and presentation to decision makers. With Join, you can collaborate with more experts while remaining clear about project priorities, the timeline for decisions and secondary effects of any changes to the project.
More answers to "What can we do?"
Based on unique project requirements, Join searches for and suggests manufactured products and materials that can impact the project. Use these ideas as the basis for further evaluation or as suggestions to project partners. Then, connect to manufacturer product specialists inside of Join, and provide them with relevant project information to further the dialog.
Connect your data
To power this, Join leverages project data in the form of BIM models and drawings, written specifications, and estimates. Join allows you to use the right parts to aid communication around the optimization process, and leverages it in looking for products and changes that can be impactful given the unique characteristics of the project.
By systematizing your value engineering, you can to leverage past experience to guide current projects, and quantify to your customers the impact that your preconstruction services have.
BQL: The Building Query Language
One of the technologies behind this is BQL, the Building Query Language. BQL is like SQL, but for building data. We developed BQL to repeatably and efficiently extract targeted information from BIM data. We've released a preview of BQL inside Retriever, a Revit plugin.