Design Development

Design development involves the selection of materials including materials for doors, windows, fixtures, and appliances, and also the finishes that will appear inside and outside the building. The architect will still look at the schematic design but now focus on intricate details on the design.

At this stage, systems such as plumbing, heating/ventilation, electrical systems, and energy analysis will be considered. The stage ends when the owner and the architect agree on the interior and exterior design of a building. This stage takes about 20 percent of the architect’s work.

Endless Posibility

The mechanical properties of a composite sandwich panel are greatly superior to those of a solid structure. The thin, strong skins carry the bending stresses of the panel with one skin in tension and the other in compression.

Design Engineering