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ESa Effectively Leverages Autodesk Navisworks Manage with Help from Advanced Solutions

Nashville, TN, July 08, 2012 --( Nashville-based architecture and design firm, ESa, combined its Autodesk Revit Architecture experience with Autodesk Platinum Partner Advanced Solutions’ customized Autodesk Navisworks Manage software training to design, review and visualize the Gaillard Arts Center in a Building Information Modeling (BIM) environment. Located in Charleston, S.C., the more than 260,000 square feet arts center involves an existing structure which will be 90 percent demolished and renovated. Construction is slated to begin in August 2012.

“The nature of the Gaillard Arts Center project, with its complex spaces and tight clearances, created a need to bring Navisworks coordination and clash detection forward in the design process, before the project is handed off to contractors,” said Eric Klotz, ESa BIM director. “The customization of the Navisworks Manage training experience was integral to our engagement with Advanced Solutions. We were able to clearly delineate expectations and formulate a plan that specifically addressed our needs,” he added.

With the project still in the works, ESa has not quantified with a dollar figure the benefits of the services Advanced Solutions provided and the company’s use of Navisworks Manage. A previous arts center completed in 2D will serve as a baseline comparison tool for this particular BIM project.

ESa’s BIM vision is clear. “Everyone has been keyed into the modeling and coordination aspects of BIM, but the information piece has been lagging. That will be a driving force going forward,” suggested Klotz. “The evolution of software will continue, and we will need Advanced Solutions to learn the software and find new ways to service our clients.”

The future for ESa entails carrying data through the entire building lifecycle, from initial design to facilities management and the enhanced relationship that creates with the client.

On June 30, 2012, ESa was presented with the Revit Technology Conference North America 2012 Award for Revit Integration. The prize was given to the firm which best demonstrated the use of all three streams of Revit (Structure, MEP and Architecture) within a single project. The Gaillard Arts Center Project provided the perfect backdrop to showcase all three streams of Revit in a single project.

You can view the entire case study of this innovative project on the Advanced Solutions website at

About ESa
ESa provides design services in architecture, interior architecture, master planning and space planning to healthcare and senior living clients across the country. The 51-year-old firm believes that architecture should promote wellness and healing while supporting its clients’ visions and the people who use the space. ESa is certified as a charter member of the Planetree Visionary Design Network, which establishes the firm as a specialist in evidence-based design following the Planetree philosophy of healing design. ESa is also a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

About Advanced Solutions
Advanced Solutions is an award winning Autodesk Platinum Partner with 2D and 3D design software enterprise integration expertise in architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), civil engineering and advanced manufacturing. The company is Autodesk OEM Authorized, bringing added value to customers through certified software customization and business systems integration with Autodesk platform technologies. As an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC), the company offers a variety of innovative training solutions including its popular PILOT program. Since 1987, the company has focused its business model on helping customers realize industry leading return on investment with their 2D and 3D design software. Beyond the box of software, Advanced Solutions helps customers gain a competitive advantage through innovative design software work flows, enabling customers to realize higher revenues and improve their operational efficiency. For additional information about Advanced Solutions, Inc., please visit our website at

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