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Building Information Modeling | CPZ Process

At CPZ Architects we value Building Information Modeling (BIM) combining our architectural design with that of our consultants including structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing bringing them together into a single, holistic digital experience.  BIM is not just a 3D model rather a document database that improves project management and coordination from the planning stage through design, build, and operation and maintenance:   Improves iterative design, team collaboration, and reduces potential for error. BIM helps us more seamlessly coordinate with our consultants, contractors, and sub-contractors. It allows us to see potential conflicts before they have an impact on construction costs and timelines.  Immerses clients in the design more meaningfully before construction begins.    Not only does BIM help save our clients money through a more optimized workflow environment, using BIM softwares like Revit and rendering softwares like Lumion and Twinmotion we are able to give our clients a more comprehensive vision of their project. This allows...

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As founder and principal of CPZ Architects, Chris P. Zimmerman, AIA, began his professional career working for the City of Fort Lauderdale as a City Architect. Within his duration of ten dedicated years at the city and alongside his mentors and co-workers, Chris reconstructed the Department of Architectural Design as well as became a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). His membership and continuing involvement in the AIA would eventually lead him to his role as President of the AIA Fort Lauderdale Chapter in 2014. Chris joined Scharf & Associates in 1996 where he became Vice President to the firm. Some of his projects included the Broward County Convention Center, Terminal 21 Port Everglades, Hollywood Fire Station 71, and Coconut Creek Community Center.Chris founded CPZ Architects in 2002 and serves as Principal. With a staff of ten employees, CPZ Architects' has worked with many local municipalities such as,...

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