The work of architects and engineers is the foundation of a successful building project, and working with the right tools, in the right way, is the foundation to successful building design. We work across all disciplines - architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and mechanical, electrical, plumbing, & structural engineering. Giving the design teams the right software, right assets, the right training, and the right support is fundamental to having a productive design team that can focus on the work and not the tools.

Our consultants built their expertise working in the industry, so we know the pain points and can talk the talk. Our team of consultants is beyond just design technology, combining our expertise in construction and facility management to craft solutions that work over the entire building lifecycle.

We help our most successful customers:

  • Create consistent documentation across different teams and projects
  • Increase performance with a properly trained staff
  • Harness the most effective technology for their workflow
  • Efficiently leverage their team’s time
  • Support for multiple disciplines including architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture

We help them achieve all that by mitigating the challenges of inconsistent or non-existent standards, missing project deadlines due to technology issues, and keeping production staff trained consistently. We turn those challenges into competitive advantages.


Success Stories

Custom Development (small scale)

Working directly with a local firm, CADD develops custom Dynamo scripts to speed up their unique needs and workflows. These custom solutions allow the to enhance their processes and not be forced to replace them to fit into a tool that is not made specifically for them.

Integral Part of the Team

CADD has longstanding relationships with a variety of design and engineering firms across the DMV and beyond. One firm in particular has been utilizing CADD’s assistance weekly for over 6 years and through this partnership CADD has become a trusted part of the team. CADD works with this design firm from everything to hiring, template creation, workflow development, in-house training, and general project trouble-shooting. We help them with strategic planning through quarterly planning meetings and are there to discuss anything that’s needed.

Transitioning Interior Design Firms to Revit

Over the past 5 years, many smaller Interior Design firms have taken the leap into Revit from AutoCAD or other 2D documentation platforms. CADD has been there to help them along the way with a comprehensive Revit Implementation Plan. This plan includes a review of their current workflows, creation of a custom template and content, custom training, and ongoing assistance. With this method, we have made the transition from 2D to 3D as smooth as possible.

One firm, with fewer than 10 employees, made the decision to not only move to Revit but at the same time to also move completely to BIM 360 for their file server. Because CADD was already working on their Revit Implementation, we were able to customize their BIM 360 training to serve their specific needs and workflows. This migration to the cloud platform also had the added benefit of making remote assistance that much easier and streamlined, as CADD was granted access to the projects and was able to jump in and make corrections or troubleshoot issues.

Landscape Architecture in Revit

As more and more Architecture and MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing) firms move to Revit, other disciplines that work with buildings have also started to move that same direction. One of these is Landscape Architects (LA). CADD has assisted a few firms with Revit Implementations catered specifically for this discipline, in the process using Revit in innovative ways to meet their needs. By moving to Revit, LA firms are better able to coordinate with the Architects they work with, especially for on-structure projects such as rooftop terraces and other green spaces in buildings. This allows for a more cohesive BIM process that in the end provides a better product that can save time and money during both design and construction.