3D CAD and technical drawings
M&L operates cadwork modeling software. 3D design models are the current standard for our industry. The advanced European software that we use was developed specifically for the design of timber structures; this software is integrated with CNC processes and compatible with all major CAD software.
cadwork allows M&L to quickly blend our structural designs with other structural and architectural drawings to ensure that all aspects of the building fit together seamlessly.
We can output drawings in a wide variety of formats and file types. By designing in 3D space, we overcome the challenges associated with connection-detailing for complex geometric shapes and structures that have a high number of individual components. Essentially this allows us to design all aspects of a structure in advance, and ensure compatibility with other building systems.
One of the chief benefits of this approach is that it reduces the sorts of costly errors that are typical of less integrated designs. 3D models allow us to reduce our contingencies and optimize our material use which ultimately means less waste for us and less cost for our clients.
M&L offers engineered drawings, details and specifications for our timber buildings. We work very closely with our partners at Cascade Engineering Group, a boutique engineering firm that specializes in wooden structures and timber connections.
In particular we have worked with Robin Zirnhelt P. Eng, and Reid Costley P. Eng, for many years, and know them both to be capable and innovative problem solvers.
The close relationship that we enjoy with our structural engineers gives us the ability to inform our designs with good engineering principles from the onset.