Architectural programming software organizes project information and requirements to create better designs
PORTLAND, ME – August 12, 2014 – Introspective Systems, the developer of the SIMplexity™ suite of architectural software products, announces it has released SIMplexity Launch LT. The software enables architects to easily gather, store, and manage information for their projects so that they can make more informed decisions while tracing information and requirements from projection inception to completion. Introspective Systems previewed the software at this summer’s American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Convention in Chicago.
“Great design starts with solid information, and architects struggle to capture and manage all of the data associated with projects when developing project requirements or a basis of design,” says Kay Aikin, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Introspective Systems. “SIMplexity Launch LT creates an interactive database to store, link, and manage every piece of information associated with a project to ensure the design meets requirements, and to eliminate costly rework.”
Demand for greater efficiency in building design and construction is driving the need for tools to support informed sustainable design techniques. Architectural programming and early concept design impact overall sustainability performance more than any other design stage. The SIMplexity™ software tools help the concept development team identify key performance objectives early in the design process, and validate initial design assumptions so that the selected objectives are met by project outcome.
SIMplexity Launch LT enables architects to uncover and prioritize the underlying goals of each project, and create a road map from inception to completion:
• Capture data associated with a project in any format – email, video, images, databases, spreadsheets, PDFs, and more.
• Connect each piece of information to its role within a project – owner request, regulation, LEED target, or any user-created category – to gain a 360-degree view of the project.
• Identify parameters, requirements, and metrics of projects and visually explore conflicts prior to design.
• Track progress toward completion via the interactive timeline. When unmet, flags will alert the user to sure all information is acted upon.
• Create a complete design brief that helps architects build better projects at lower costs by avoiding rework and backtracking.
“When I managed companies in the construction industry, I often wished for a product like SIMplexity Launch LT,” says Steve Menhennitt, President of SIMplexity. “With SIMplexity Launch LT, everyone involved in the project can access and review information quicker, which means proactively circumventing problems and minimizing delays.”
SIMplexity Launch LT is available online for $495 for small and solo practices. For more details, to view a video demo, or to download a 15-day trial, visit http://www.simplexitydesign.com/products
About Introspective Systems
Introspective Systems develops the SIMplexity™ suite of architectural software products, designed to fill the void in the early design decision-making process for the sustainability design industry. The solutions support integrated project teams – architects, developers, planners, and clients – throughout the complex process of defining, managing, and meeting sustainability design targets. For more information, call 207.899.1310 or visit our product site www.simplelxitydesign.com
Kay Aikin, Introspective Systems
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