KKalafsky

The use of an Integrated Design Process has been growing around the globe. In today’s world of technology and information sharing, owners are finding that there are many benefits to this process, most notably a lower overall cost and a better end product.

The design of a building, or most any project for that matter, requires the integration of a multitude of information, all which must be seamlessly integrated into the end product. An integrated process, sometimes call a “Whole Building Process”, is one which includes the participation of users, Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Code Officials, Estimators, Specifications Writers, and Consultants from many other specialized fields. The best buildings are created as a result of active and ongoing, collaboration of all the players.

Generally the end user identifies the need for a building. An experienced architect can perform a Facilities Audit to identify existing space use and the need for expansion…

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About Kurt M Kalafsky AIA

- One of the original founders and Chief Technology Officer of The Aztec Corporation and Aztec Architects, LLC. - Twenty five years of practical experience has created breadth of knowledge and performance in the research and development of CADD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design) in corporate office interiors and base building architecture. - Registered Architect in twenty eight states and the District of Columbia, including New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware and Pennsylvania. - Overall responsibility for the supervision and production of technical and computer aided drafting and design for each client's facility needs. - Researches the latest technology in both hardware and software for new advancements in the CADD/BIM Industry to develop ways to service The Aztec Corporation's clients more effectively and efficiently. Specialties -Helping clients to maximize the use of their space assets to align their physical environment with their short and long term business plans. - Considered an expert in code review and interpretation. Currently serving as the 2nd Vice President and Codes and Standards Chairman for AIA New Jersey (The New Jersey Society of Architects).

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