Essen, 7th March 2018 – Which ambitious objectives can really be met by integrated design? The German magazine Heizungsjournal invited interested parties to participate in the first “Integrated Design – Sustainable Building – Economic Operation” colloquium during the SHK Industry Fair. Ulf Bambach, ATP Frankfurt, and Oliver John, Plandata, represented ATP and delivered a short lecture which offered an insight into their practical experience. Under the motto “Integrated design – it really works” Ulf Bambach informed the audience about ATP’s successful philosophy and the design processes essential to a corporate office which is committed to lifelong learning. ATP’s Frankfurt partner demonstrated ways of taking a lead in determining the shape of the multi-sided paradigm change that is taking place in the building industry and taking advantage of the opportunity to increase quality. In his lecture “Digital Buildings – Vision and Reality”. The core of the presentation by Oliver John, Plandata BIM Solutions, was a general overview of “Level 3 BIM” in Deutschland, and of the implications for clients, designers, and operators. He paid particular attention to the key interdependencies and consequences for all the participants in a joint data management system. The speakers and audience, which included many representatives of the sanitary and building services sector, then discussed the functions and future of digital design methods in the building industry.
With over 40 years’ experience in the field ATP is one of the leading integrated design offices and an early mover in the area of BIM. Architects and structural and building services engineers develop ideas together as equal partners, focusing on the best solution for the client. This interdisciplinary design culture enables ATP to take advantage of all the advantages of digital design.