Arch. José Martinez
Atelier Central Arquitectos
"Atelier Central started working with DIMSCALE five years ago, with the goal of achieving a greater exigency and rigor level in the execution of the Bills of Quantities and Budgets Estimates that are delivered within the Detail Design phase. To have a specialized company with great experience in this area as a partner gives us a huge confidence, not only regarding the control of errors and omissions but also in relation to the budget provided to our client. The quantification process, when performed by another entity, especially by a team of architects, turns out to be an important tool for checking for inconsistencies, errors or any uncertainties. We dare to say that the quality of the projects we’ve submitted to competitions have improved considerably! On the other hand, since DIMSCALE is a specialized team with comprehensive and updated databases of rates and prices, it has allowed us to give our client budgets with insignificant deviations from the market reality, which eventually convey a huge confidence within our team. The rapprochement between the two companies, and the work done together, turned out to extend the partnership to other areas that have come to prove equally important. At this time Central Atelier seeks to involve DIMSCALE since the earliest stage of the project, and in some cases even since our own first Fee Proposal. We consider indispensable, extremely important, that our client can have, in each project phase, a very real idea of the investment inherent to what he is trying to achieve. This closeness allows Atelier Central to permanently have an awareness of the cost associated with each project option. Right since the sketch phase. This collaboration has resulted in very consistent projects without any big surprises or budget deviations, avoiding in this way the awkward project revisions that have to be made to meet the client’s budget."
"DIMSCALE is a constant presence in the everyday work of the studio and Open Working Days, and their skills in technical issues related to cost control are essential for the viability of this practice model of social rehabilitation. About a year ago, in a weekly lecture series here in Oporto, I heard the following sentence: Is the Architect ... after the affirmative answer the person presents himself. His interest was focused on the "sale" of a Product related to the discipline of Architecture. It was a product that could be very useful for the atelier, but Which had not yet become relevant to its acquisition. The atelier growing would need this product, so the Atelier kept an eye on him. The time has passed… The need for the acquisition of this product was approximated. From the "seller" distance, there was a Even from a distance (the atelier needed a "seller" closer to Porto if possible); at this moment A search was being made. This "boring" type was once again present in another round of Architecture. Again to the conversation, try to reinforce your idea. Result, there we sold the product. Today, in the context of Of the Institute of Engineering Research for the University of Minho, to the studio, within the framework of the Specialty of Architecture, the first measurements arrived, at the same time an estimated cost (updated) For the work. As for its rigor, the product we bought seems to come flawless; To anyone interested in this Product can be purchased here [link to the DIMSCALE website]; Free comes with the product one Person of good background. "
"DIMSCALE is a constant presence in the daily life of the studio and the Open Days of Work, and its skills in technical issues related to cost control are essential for the viability of this model of social rehabilitation practice. It is the partner company of the project Arrebita! Which plays a key role for success Of our mission. Alongside the founding institutions of the project, DIMSCALE was one of the first companies to Recognize the potential for social impact and added value opportunities arising from this partnership, Having been an active part of this collaborative network since its conception and planning phase. Since then, it has contributed to the maturation of the Arrebita! Project, constituting itself today as an element Instrumental for the continuous process of consolidation and concretization of the social impact that we all aspire to. The dedication and professional commitment to this initiative is evident in its effective support to Successive teams of international professionals participating in the project Arrebita !. DIMSCALE is a The day-to-day work of the workshop and days of open work, Technical issues related to cost control are indispensable for the practical feasibility of this social model Rehabilitation. In addition to expert advice on specifications and measurements, DIMSCALE Also involved in the promotion and mediation of contacts with reference Thus leading to the growth and strengthening of this collaborative network that constitutes the project. In this context, it is not It is all a bit of an exaggeration to admit that the emerging success and development experienced by the Rapid Project! are Consequence of DIMSCALE's participation. "