Vinci General Construction Sequence™
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A 4d image showing all major worksite activity
A general 4d worksite overview is intended to illustrate key activities on site, preferably from one well-chosen vantage point. Such a view is ideal for displaying all work on a small project, or introducing work on a larger project. For larger projects, a 4d worksite detail ⇒ is often used to illustrate a major or intensive segment of work. Some regions or parcels under construction in a larger worksite can be larger than an entire smaller worksite — there is no natural distinction between a general 4d overview and a 4d worksite detail. The different names are used simply to identify the goal of the image. General sequences attempt to take in the entire worksite, while detail sequences view only a portion of a worksite.
Multiple 4d overviews
There is no rule that limits us to having one 4d overview. Some worksites feature obstructions such as existing context in an urban setting, on an addition project, or on a campus. The developing building under construction, if a highrise or situated on higher ground, can become an obstruction itself. The audience may delight in having several viewpoints, or your team may find use in seeing the site from a different angle. Multiple overviews can be generated from a sufficiently integrated worksite model. If no such model is available, the montage method can produce multiple overviews but may require more late-stage rendering operations. Such operations tend to be less flexible than the immersive worksite model approach.
Vinci’s 4d worksite overviews
Vinci’s General Construction Sequence™ is its earliest specialty; over 100 sequences have been produced. The earliest GCS™ viewsets were digitally painted onto custom oblique aerial photos — no models were used! The montage approach dominated between 2004 and 2007, and still finds use, especially in amendments. Currently most GCS™ viewsets are efficiently and flexibly generated by Vinci’s integrated Digital Worksite™ modeling service.
To produce a general 4d worksite overview, a construction schedule, a location, some plans describing the proposed work, and some description of the logistics will be necessary. Vinci can produce plausible renditions of proposed improvements given schematic or design development drawings. Higher definition drawings will require more diligence. Context may or may not be essential to your message, but will normally make the resulting overviews clearer and more convincing →. Each worksite is different; Vinci has a rapid method of roughly estimating work based on apparent project levels ⇒. Normally time is of the essence with RFPs, and late-breaking or changing directives are common, thus the rough estimates have proven to be the most effective means of assessing an inquiry over 250 iterations, a dozen clients, and over seven years of experience.
This page last modified Monday 4 August 2014.