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Autodesk customer success story M Moser Associates There's an evolution taking place in the industry. 3D is becoming the way that you deliver designs and other project information. Autodesk BIM 360 Glue is part of our toolkit for bringing 3D to our clients and delivering more value to them. —Chris Swartout Senior Associate M Moser Associates Project summary In the early 1980s, China was just beginning to open its doors to international business. Visionary American architect Moira Moser recognized the opportunity, and in 1981 started M Moser Associates, one of the first firms in Hong Kong to specialize in interior architecture and workplace solutions for international companies. Today, M Moser Associates has completed over 4,500 projects and employs 700 people in 16 locations throughout the world. To deliver spaces that work optimally from day one, the company uses integrated project delivery (IPD), a highly collaborative project delivery approach that relies on input from clients and all stakeholders at the onset of a project to align design intent, improve budget accountability, and streamline project timelines. To that end, 3D modeling with Building Information Modeling (BIM) plays a critical role, enabling M Moser and its clients to fully experience a workplace design as it is being developed, before construction begins. "Our goal is to put communication at the center of our project process," explains Chris Swartout, senior associate with M Moser Associates. "We want to harness the power of the information available in 3D, not just to resolve potential conflicts at the back end, but to get the best results by leveraging everyone's experience and ideas from the very beginning." Make it work M Moser uses Autodesk BIM 360 Glue for integrated project delivery COMPANY M Moser Associates LOCATION New York, New York, United States SOFTWARE Autodesk ® BIM 360™ Glue ® Autodesk ® Navisworks ® Manage The challenge In early 2012, M Moser was selected by the New York chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to undertake an expansion of their workspace in midtown Manhattan. The additional floor of the 15,400-square-foot facility has been designed as a multiuse center—the first in the United States to focus on the needs of early-stage Alzheimer's people and their caregivers. As the expansion was being funded by private donations, there was a strong incentive to keep aggregate project costs in line with an exacting budget. Moreover, the IPD process requires that M Moser be the single point of responsibility for clients, from project conception to occupation. "We try to take an overarching look at a project from a budget and accountability standpoint," explains Swartout. "We are always striving to find better forms of communication to align all our partners. Our goal is to make information more transparent." Image courtesy of M Moser Associates.

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