Base of design was the city plan and client's preferences concerning space requirements and standards. Structural designers were to use clients standard structures and details. Client also advised designers of errors in previous projects.
|Management of information|
In the beginning of the project the contractor created the Project databank. The databank was established to the contractors headquarter. This can also be elsewhere and done by others if so desired. All partners were given access rights to the data according to their needs. Partners were obligated to transfer(upload) all relevant design information to the databank.
Data transfer between partners and the bank was through modem, ISDN or LAN(contractor). Internet access also available.
This procedure lowered copying costs and shortened the design period because partners were able to download all the information at once it was uploaded to the bank. The decisions were also better commentad and planned.