With more and more demand for 3rd party certifications we need the functionality of allocating individuals (potentially from another organisation) as a reviewer or certifier.
ICMS3 Infrastructure Categories
Having different construction scope categories for infrastructure projects makes sense because the current RICS NRM categories do not align to infrastructure projects.
Alternative 2 factor authentication method
For a number of users the verification PIN comes through only after a significant delay. This can be a significant disincentive to using the tool.
Project and Structure Level reporting
For large projects involving multiple buildings (such as precinct level projects) it would be very useful to be able to create reports at the structure, or project level. Precinct level projects containing multiple buildings will often only be practical to model using multiple structures or multiple different building models per structure (or a combination of […]
Several organisations would like to have the ability to use one or more certified models as a benchmark for other projects. There are a lot of building types that eTool doesn’t have an appropriate benchmark for, e.g. health care buildings, schools, warehouses, banking institutions, railway stations, aged care residences etc.. Organisations that specialise in these […]
Add a key indicator focus to the LCA reports
Clone Scenario Tree for the next design phase
It would be great if whole projects or whole structures could be cloned, not just individual designs
Un-Certify – Re-Certify Design Feature
Allow a design to be un-certified and re-certified. This might be needed if a new certification requirement arises (such as if a new rating scheme is being applied that requires additional certification checks), or if changes need to be made post-certification. OR Unlock a certified design for changes, warn users this will: Watermark existing saved […]
Include “Branch” Scenarios in LCA Reports
When using the scenarios feature it is common to model scenarios that are not progressed in the main tree. Currently those “branch” scenarios are not included in the LCA and LCD Feedback reports. It would be valuable for clients and receivers of these reports if all of the side branch scenarios modelled were included in […]
Report any combination of functions
It would be useful to be able to report (generate reports) with any combination of the design functions, i.e. in a design with 4 functions, be able to create reports covering 2 of those functions. This would be particularly useful for infrastructure projects, which often contain several functions, but would also provide extra functionality for […]
Show sub-totals for Proposed and Improved Designs when using scenarios
It would be great if the cumulative savings could be shown against the proposed and improved designs when using the scenarios feature. Currently this row only shows 0s.
Simultaneous Scenarios and Recommendations within a Structure
I would like to be able to use the scenarios function for a new design in an existing structure without affecting recommendations already recorded for another design within the same structure. An example of where this applies is to projects that are moving to the final design phase – and so need a ‘Final’ design […]
Add a qualifier statement to reports generated for buildings assessed at the design stage
I think this is important to prevent eTool reports being misrepresented for a building that was assessed at a preliminary design stage. This will be particularly useful for LCD Lite assessments where no As-Built assessment is conducted, but the builder wants to present the (potential) LCA results to the client without watermarks.