The Access Project Work Process (APWP) is the single work process for the design and development of our clients’ capital projects. It is an integrated process that starts with a business opportunity and ends with a project’s start-up and closure. The APWP describes ‘who’ will do ‘what’, ‘why’, and ‘when’ during the design and development of a client’s project.
Each step of the APWP carries a description that includes what, when, and who will carry out the tasks described within the particular step. Also included are support tools such as checklists, templates, and/or examples that allow project team members to complete the required activities in a timely manner, effectively.
Each task has a checklist prepared to ensure ease in keeping records of work that has been done and delivered.
Design industry experience has shown that ineffective scope definition occurs in projects that suffer from excessive mid-course changes and thus fail to deliver desired client objectives.
APWP is a proven work process with tools developed based on industry best practices for architectural projects, to assure the effective use of client capital by delivering superior projects in terms of design quality, cost, and operating performance.
BIM (Building Information Modeling) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.
It allows AA to make better design decisions, improve building performance, and collaborate more effectively throughout the project lifecycle.
The action or process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model — for example, print architectural study models to study views, wind flow, etc. — is being used by AA for design studies.
VR is the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors. VR is used by AA to better study the design on hand and give clients a feel for the spaces being designed for them.
Drone Videography is the capture of still images and video by a remotely-operated or autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also known as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or, more commonly, as a drone. It is used by AA to review terrain, landmarks, surrounding areas, and study plot and surroundings in further detail.