MCK Architects
Case study

Construction Documentation Set Using AutoCAD and Vectorworks

About MCK Architects

MCK is a team of multi-award winning architects based in Sydney, Australia. They specialize in residential and commercial projects of high-quality finish and detail that are sensitive to context.

Their distinctive aesthetic is known for its classic proportion and geometric form. Years of rich experience in this industry have produced a long list of satisfied clients for them.

MCK Architects
Project requirements

Project Requirements

  • New private dwellings, & additions and alterations of existing dwellings with an area ranging from 2,500 sq. ft. to 6,000 sq. ft.

  • Construction documentation support for client’s new designs and renovation projects.

  • Support for submission of contract documents.

Project Challenges

Project Challenges

  • The client was working on Mac OS with Vectorworks software while BluEnt was working on MS Windows with AutoCAD.

  • O’ Loughlin Residence and Flack Residence, the first two projects, were to be started while the client was still working on design changes.

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The BluEnt Approach

  • CAD drawings delivered by BluEnt were imported to Vectorworks by the client.

  • Communication was done mostly through email and chat as the client was always at the site.

  • O’Loughlin Residence was an existing dwelling with alterations and first floor additions, including construction of a two-storey rear extension, a semi-basement garage, a swimming pool and associated works, while Flack Residence was a new dwelling house.

  • The construction documentation set consisted of approx. 70 to 80 sheets starting with cover sheet, GA’S (general arrangement drawings) and AD’S (architectural details) set.

  • BluEnt had to correlate the plans and draft the sectional elevations, construction details, door schedules, etc. as per building design.

  • Every project had its own project architect at the client end who communicated with the respective project team at BluEnt.

  • Project standards, CAD layers and specifications were followed strictly as per client’s instructions.

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Maximum Value. Achieved

  • BluEnt successfully delivered the construction documentation set for more than 8 projects in AutoCAD and Vectorworks.

  • BluEnt team initiated and learnt Vectorworks themselves to support the client.

  • Some of the CAD project names: Ackyman House, Brierley House and Komadina Project.

  • Some CAD+Vectorworks format projects: Skinner, Davis House and Wagner.

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