By Nick Harris
By implementing a uniquely tailored CAD system, Areen Design is saving huge amounts of time and expenditure on its largest project to date – the design of a major new international airport.
With more than 25 years of experience, Areen are specialists in designing prestigious interiors across a wide variety of sectors throughout the world, including aviation, cultural, hospitality, residential, healthcare, education, and commercial design.
Areen use AutoCAD for their design work, plus various document management systems to keep track of drawings and workflow. Soon after winning a prominent new contract - the design of King Abdullaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Saudi Arabia – they realised it would take the organisation of their workflow to a new level of intricacy. With 1000 or more drawings required for each zone of the airport structure, a highly complex drawing numbering system would be necessary.
Rob Ball, Areen’s CAD Systems Manager, explains: “The contents of the drawing number, title and revisions had to match on various documents and all information had to be coordinated with an index sheet. The work was then checked by document control before being transmitted to the architect, Atkins.”
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