Building Information Modeling
Since the firm’s inception, WM2A has focused on serving our clients and maximizing value brought to their projects. WM2A was the first A/E firm in Middle Georgia to utilize Building Information Modeling (BIM) after making the transition in October 2004. With one exception while working with an international design firm, 100% of our projects since then have been developed exclusively in BIM. Not only is WM2A adept in the use of this technology; but we have also assembled a complete architecture/interior design/ engineering team capable of delivering robust BIM models inclusive of architecture, interior design, structure, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
Integrated Project Delivery
Intelligently implemented, robust BIM modeling, coupled with decision-making leadership forms the basis for an Integrated Project Delivery system. This integrated model is a design tool that offers enhanced value for our clients in several areas:
The net result of Integrated Project Delivery is the delivery of better communication tools, delivered earlier in the life of the project, affording better and more effective decision making by the team, all while delivering a better set of documents to the constructors to build…better, faster, cheaper…delivering value to our clients.
In September of 2009, WM2A began a LEAN journey. LEAN is the application of the Toyota Production System in the design/construction industry. LEAN is IPD on steroids. LEAN recognizes the value of collaboration and employs a systematic set of tools toward eliminating waste in the design/construction process. The elimination of avoidable waste allows a focused investment of scarce resources (time, dollars, materials and creativity) toward enhancing value for the Owner.
The WM2A team has employed several LEAN tools to date on 15 projects including: Pull Planning, Work Registers/Constraint Logs, 5 Why analysis, A3 documentation, Plus/Delta, Hot Topics, Set-based solutions, Biweekly Team Check-in calls, Consensus Doc 300 agreements, Design and Construction Retrospectives, Big Room meetings, CBA analysis, and Target Value design.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
WM2A has LEED accredited architects that are committed to setting an example for responsible designs that speaks to the possibilities of energy conservation and sustainability. Recognizing the significance of the partnership between architect and client, WM2A seeks to meet the functional needs, financial restraints, and the external factors of a project that allows for the most creative, productive, and feasible design solutions.
WM2A strives to design a sustainable and environmentally healthy facility that helps the client improve the quality of life of their occupants and their communities. It is our desire to facilitate integration of sustainable design principles that are compatible with your goals and budget.