September 2023 - Wing Editor (1.04, 1.05)

Modified on Tue, 10 Oct 2023 at 09:37 AM

What's New in TESSA 1.04 (18/09/23)

For previous release log, please visit August 2023 - Edge Offsets (1.01, 1.02, 1.03)


Additions

  • A new project Directory - see article here.
  • Wing Editor: the ability to manually change the height of each building's "wing", after the Design Option was generated - see article here.
    • One Design Option can be edited at a time in the Canvas, by selecting a building and the square handle shown at the top of each wing. 
    • All metrics are automatically updated to reflect your modifications.  
    • Terraces created by staggered buildings are considered non-habitable. 
  • The columns of the Explore Table can now be customised with a full range of metrics, re-ordered and sorted.
  • The Navigation panel is collapsible into a bar to save screen real estate, see article here.
  • A pin is now visible when you search the location of your project, to better identify the location of your site. There is a known issue when searching an address as opposed to a post code, which is currently being investigated. 
  • Measurement prompts are shown when creating a zone, to better understand the scale of the site you are drawing.
  • The name of each building is now shown on hover:
  • The export debug tool is available by Alt + click on the Export icon in the toolbox


Improvements

  • New metrics are calculated to improve the accuracy of our Cost Plan. A full breakdown can be found in the document attached to this article. 
  • Floor lines are now shown by default in the Abstract view to distinguish the boundary between each floor.
  • The alignment between buildings and site boundaries has been improved. 
  • The number of North-facing units has been reduced by optimising building orientation. 


Bug fixes

  • Fix bug to switch between Imperial and Metrics unit system in the Cost Metrics.
  • Fix bug in the totals of Cost Metrics.
  • Fix bug which led to missing service areas (tank room).
  • Fix bug which allowed Design Options to aggregate outside of the allocated site.
  • Set the minimum distance between two wings of a U-shape building to be at least 1 unit wide, to avoid overengineer the core dimension. 


What's New in TESSA 1.05 (29/09/2023)

Additions

  • The brief can now be defined and altered for each zone from the Brief button at the top of the Explore table. Changes to the brief will trigger the generation of new Design Options, show in the Explore table, see article here
  • The Inspector panel on the right hand side of the screen is now limited to read-only output metrics synchronised with the Canvas. It is collapsed by default. 
  • Metrics modals (Design, Cost and Sustainability) are now available as a drawer, accessible from the "See all metrics" button at the bottom of the Inspector panel (on the right-hand side of the screen).
  • The Export icon has been added to the toolbox, although the functionality itself is disabled for now.


Bug fixes

  • Fix bug showing wrong efficiencies and GIA values.
  • Fix missing roofs bug on certain wings.
  • Fix bug showing abstract view with white buildings .


Costing logic update

A number of new metrics and line items have been added to our costing logic to improve accuracy of the outputs:


DescriptionQuantity TypeUoM

Total Site Area

Area

m2

Net Site Area     

Area

m2

Number of Buildings

Quantity

Ea

Commercial Locations - Area

Area

m2

Commercial Locations – Perimeter Wall

Length

m

Commercial Locations – Vertical Wall Area

Area

m2

Core Locations – Area

Area

m2

Core Locations – Perimeter Wall

Length

m

Core Locations – Vertical Wall Area

Area

m2

Corridor Locations – Area

Area

m2

Corridor Locations – Perimeter Wall

Length

m

Corridor Locations – Vertical Wall Area

Area

m2

Service Locations – Area

Area

m2

Service Locations – Perimeter Wall

Length

m

Service Locations – Vertical Wall Area

Area

m2

Amenity Locations – Area

Area

m2

Amenity Locations – Perimeter Wall

Length

m

Amenity Locations – Vertical Wall Area

Area

m2

Façade External Corner - Length

Length

m

Façade Internal Corner - Length

Length

Residential Façade – Gross Area

Area

m2

Residential Façade – Net Area

Area

m2

Residential Façade – Glazed Area

Area

m2

Podium Façade – Gross Area

Area

m2

Podium Façade – Net Area

Area

m2

Podium Façade – Glazed Area

Area

m2

Roof Façade – Net Area

Area

m2

Entrance Count 

Quantity

Ea

External Wall Perimeter

Length

m


In the table below it can be demonstrated how the line items have been adjusted or added to account for all new metrics and improve the accuracy of the costing elements. This is applied to Base Build Elements only. 

Note: Only costing elements that are affected by the new metrics updates are shown below. 


DescriptionArea & Quantity Reference


1.1 Substructure

Previous TESSA Costing

Lowest Floor Construction; Beam & Block Floor; GroutedCore & Corridor GF – Area


New TESSA Costing

Lowest Floor Construction; Beam & Block Floor; GroutedCore & Corridor GF – Area
Lowest Floor Construction; Commercial; Beam & Block Floor; GroutedCommercial Locations – Area
Lowest Floor Construction; Services; Beam & Block Floor; GroutedServices Locations – Area
Lowest Floor Construction; Amenity; Beam & Block Floor; GroutedAmenity Locations – Area



2.1 Frame

Previous TESSA Costing Logic

Frame; Core & Corridor; Structural Steel FrameCore & Corridor – Area
Frame; Core & Corridor; Intumescent PaintCore & Corridor – Area


New TESSA Costing Logic

Frame; Core & Corridor; Structural Steel FrameCore & Corridor – Area
Frame; Core & Corridor; Intumescent PaintCore & Corridor – Area
Frame; Podium; Structural Steel FrameCommercial Locations – Area
Frame; Podium; Intumescent PaintCommercial Locations – Area
Frame; Services; Structural Steel FrameServices Locations – Area
Frame; Services; Intumescent PaintServices Locations – Area
Frame; Core Locations; MetSec SFS FramingCore Locations – Wall Area



2.5 External Walls

Previous TESSA Costing Logic

External Walls; BrickSlip; Helping Hand System; Thermal InsulationFaçade – Total
External Walls; E/O Reveals & Articulation AllowanceFaçade – Total * 10%
External Walls; Detailing AllowanceFaçade – Total * 10%
External Walls; Firestopping; Fire Barriers (Vertical & Horizontal) AllowanceFaçade – Total

                                         

New TESSA Costing Logic

External Walls; Residential; BrickSlip; Helping Hand System; Thermal InsulationFaçade Area – Residential (Net)
External Walls; Podium; BrickSlip; Helping Hand System; Thermal InsulationFaçade Area – Podium (Net)
External Walls; Roof/Parapet; BrickSlip; Helping Hand System; Thermal InsulationFaçade Area – Roof (Net)
External Walls; Cladding Accessories; External Corner DetailingFaçade – External Corner Details  
External Walls; Cladding Accessories; Internal Corner DetailingFaçade – Internal Corner Details
External Walls; Firestopping; Fire Barriers; HorizontalExternal Wall Perimeter
External Walls; Firestopping; Fire Barriers; VerticalFaçade – Area (Gross)
External Walls; Plasterboard; Commercial; External Sheathing Board & Support StructureFaçade – Podium (Net)



2.7 Internal Walls

Previous TESSA Costing Logic

Internal Walls; Allowance; MiscNumber (ea) 
Internal Walls; Allowance; Refuse/Bike Store  Number (ea)
Internal Walls; Core & Corridor; Drylining & PartitionsCore & Corridor - Area

                                                                           

New TESSA Costing Logic

Internal Walls; Plasterboard; Corridor; Modulous Pod FinishCorridor Locations – Wall Area
Internal Walls; Plasterboard; Core; Framing; External Sheathing Boards; Thermal InsulationCore Locations – Wall Area
Internal Walls; Masonry; Blockwork; Service Locations  Service Locations – Wall Area
Internal Walls; Masonry; Blockwork; Amenity LocationsAmenity Locations- Wall Area
Internal Walls; Masonry; Blockwork; Service Locations; Head Restraint DetailingService Locations – Wall Length
Internal Walls; Masonry; Blockwork; Amenity Locations; Head Restraint DetailingAmenity Locations – Wall Length
Internal Walls; Plasterboard/Masonry; Forming Openings; Single DoorsSingle Doors (ea)
Internal Walls; Plasterboard/Masonry; Forming Openings; Double DoorsDouble Doors (ea)
Internal Walls; Plasterboard/Masonry; Forming Openings; Misc DoorsMisc Doors (ea)



3.1 Wall Finishes

Previous TESSA Costing Logic    

Wall Finishes; General Finishes AllowanceCore & Corridor - Area


New TESSA Costing Logic

Wall Finishes; Corridor; Painting; Mist Coat & EmulsionCorridor Locations – Wall Area
Wall Finishes; Core; Painting; Mist Coat & EmulsionCore Locations – Wall Area
Wall Finishes; Amenity; Painting; Mist Coat & EmulsionAmenity Locations – Wall Area
Wall Finishes; Commercial; Painting; Mist Coat & EmulsionCommercial Locations – Wall Area
Wall Finishes; Services; Painting; Mist Coat & EmulsionService Locations – Wall Area



3.2 Floor Finishes

Previous TESSA Costing Logic    

Floor Finishes; General Finishes AllowanceCore & Corridor – Area
Floor Finishes; Non Structural; Lightweight Floor ScreedCore & Corridor – Area


New TESSA Costing Logic

Floor Finishes; Corridor; Non Structural; Lightweight Floor ScreedCorridor Locations - Area
Floor Finishes; Core; Non Structural; Lightweight Floor ScreedCore Locations - Area
Floor Finishes; Amenity; Non Structural; Lightweight Floor ScreedAmenity Locations – Area
Floor Finishes; Commercial; Non Structural; Lightweight Floor ScreedCommercial Locations – Area
Floor Finishes; Services; Non Structural; Lightweight Floor ScreedService Locations – Area
Floor Finishes; Corridor; Lightweight Floor Screed; Perimeter JointCorridor Locations – Wall Length
Floor Finishes; Core; Lightweight Floor Screed; Perimeter JointCore Locations – Wall Length
Floor Finishes; Amenity; Lightweight Floor Screed; Perimeter Joint Amenity Locations – Wall Length
Floor Finishes; Commercial; Lightweight Floor Screed; Perimeter JointCommercial Locations – Wall Length
Floor Finishes; Services; Lightweight Floor Screed; Perimeter Joint  Service Locations – Wall Length
Floor Finishes; Corridor; Carpeting; Heavy DutyCorridor Locations - Area
Floor Finishes; Core; Carpeting; Heavy Duty    Core Locations - Area
Floor Finishes; Commercial; Carpeting; Heavy DutyCommercial Locations – Area
Floor Finishes; Amenity; Epoxy/Floor PaintingAmenity Locations - Area
Floor Finishes; Services; Epoxy/Floor Painting  Service Locations - Area
Floor Finishes; Corridor; MDF Skirtings; PaintedCorridor Locations - Area
Floor Finishes; Core; MDF Skirtings; PaintedCore Locations - Area
 Floor Finishes; Commercial; MDF Skirtings; PaintedCommercial Locations – Area
Floor Finishes; Amenity; Aluminium Upstand/MasticAmenity Locations – Area
Floor Finishes; Services; Aluminium Upstand/MasticServices Locations – Area



3.3 Ceiling Finishes

Previous TESSA Costing Logic

Ceiling Finishes; General Finishes AllowanceCore & Corridor – Area


New TESSA Costing Logic

Ceiling Finishes; Corridor; Suspended Ceiling System; MF; Service VoidCorridor Locations – Area
Ceiling Finishes; Core; Suspended Ceiling System; MF; Service VoidCore Locations – Area
Ceiling Finishes; Commercial; Suspended Ceiling System; MF; Service VoidCommercial Locations – Area
Ceiling Finishes; Corridor; Suspended Ceiling System; Edge DetailsCorridor Locations – Wall Length
Ceiling Finishes; Core; Suspended Ceiling System; Edge DetailsCore Locations – Wall Length
Ceiling Finishes; Corridor; Internal Board Finish; Tape, Jointed & PaintedCorridor Locations – Area
Ceiling Finishes; Core; Internal Board Finish; Tape, Jointed & PaintedCore Locations – Area
Ceiling Finishes; Commercial; Internal Board Finish; Tape, Jointed & PaintedCommercial Locations – Area



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