How did your employees perceive the LINEAR software?
As with every introduction of something new, LINEAR was viewed with caution by the designer. However, when the first calculations were made, the experts understood that the problem would be solved much faster and today it is no longer conceivable to return to other approaches.
The introduction of the program took place immediately in practice. We have our own expert who trains and advises all designers. For questions that we cannot solve independently, the LINEAR partner BIM-Cluster offers operational assistance, which is also a positive aspect of working with LINEAR.
What has changed with the introduction of the LINEAR software in the activities of the building services engineering department?
It is estimated that the use of LINEAR for changes to the architectural model (refurbishment) reduces the labor costs of designers by about 40-60%, increases their productivity and frees time for reflection and high-quality design decisions.
In order to perform a correct calculation, the model should of course be prepared more carefully, taking into account the placed spaces and e.g. joints of wall elements. However, this should by no means be seen in a negative light, as the quality of the model and the project increases accordingly.
The interview was conducted by Mr. Andrey Belkevich, Managing Director, BIM-Cluster (LINEAR Authorized Partner in Russia)