Open-Built® Custom Designs
The world is filled with industries that utilize computer-based, standardized organizational and design systems. For automobiles, aircraft and even cruise ships, this design system is called CATIA. Similar systems are used to design and build everything from cordless drills to the hard drive in your computer. Because the design parameters are standardized, these systems allow designers to work collaboratively and call up previous design elements to use in new designs. Once a design is finalized, these systems tell machines how to build and assemble components, track inventory and parts distribution, and update standards to keep designs and design elements current.
When Bensonwood realized that the benefits of standardizing design and construction elements could make homebuilding more precise, more affordable, more efficient, and more available to everyone, Open-Built® was born. Best of all, Open-Built® actually enhances the ability to customize designs-both before the house is built, and remarkably, down the road when future alterations may become desirable.
Bensonwood's exclusive Open-Built® system takes a layered approach to design/build, with each layer defined by its life span and anticipated need for future alteration. The high quality homes resulting from this process are built efficiently and with minimal waste. Should a new member come into the family-or leave the nest, Open-Built design and construction allows homeowners to easily move or remove walls and fixtures, access swiftly evolving technologies, or otherwise adapt the home to the changing needs of the occupants.
Bensonwood's Open-Built® process begins at the design phase, with a view toward well-organized, disentangled systems and a focus on efficiency in materials and assembly. This is carried throughout the building process to ensure efficient project coordination, easier scheduling, shorter construction time, and ultimately, lower costs to you - now, and over the time you own your home.
Today, Bensonwood uses Open-Built® for everything we build. For our customers it makes the design process more collaborative and enjoyable. It gives our designers more time to make designs that are truly breathtaking, more personal and more accurate than ever before.
When designs are done, Open-Built® gives our shops the ability to machine timbers, assemble higher-quality components and employ greater craftsmanship in every part of the building process.
Open-Built® brings homebuilding into the twenty-first century, allowing your Bensonwood designer to explore, create and analyze in three dimensions electronically. With Bensonwood and Open-Built®, efficiency abounds while experience leads the way. It's because Open-Built® offers unlimited digital access to thousands of three-dimensional elements and room groupings used in the homes that we've created before. These elements form the digital palette by which our architects form customized designs to suit your unique tastes, desires, and sensibilities
With the design finalized, Open-Built® helps digitally direct construction of your home, driving computer-controlled machinery to create timbers, wall and roof panels and the building of subassemblies. The result is one of the most finely crafted, highest quality homes achievable.