Schumetta McLendon, owner and founder of Malibu, CA-based design and permit expediting firm Schumetta Inc. relies on ARCHICAD to support her efforts when bidding on, winning and working on projects.

“From what I’ve seen with other methods, the project execution process falls apart when the architect is working in one system and none of the team members can talk to each other. Contractors often make revisions in the field and it is vital to have a way to bring their information back into the overall design for the entire project team to use.”

With every project model, she sets up a BIMx file which proves extremely helpful when working with government agencies and talking to project consultants in the field even streamlining the permitting process.

“Permitting can be quite…

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