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Thursday, June 11, 2009

BIM Promotes Sustainability and Effects Design Culture.

I found a couple great articles revolving around BIM that I wanted to share with you all. The first is a four page article by B.J. Novitski. It is worth reading and has some great images. To summarize I will quote his conclusion:

"The perfect ideal of BIM may not be attainable, but pieces of it are definitely coming together. Projects—and the environment—are benefiting from more cohesive teamwork and a greater degree of interoperability among software systems. Architects are receiving better, earlier energy-related analysis; engineers are providing more focused expertise during design; builders are reducing waste in construction; and facility managers are increasing the efficiency of their operations. And many of those experiencing the benefits of technology and teamwork have visions of still more capabilities and benefits in the future."

The second article is written by the President of HDR Architecture, Inc. HDR is an A/E/C (Architectural, Engineering, and Construction). Get used to that acronym because I have a feeling it will be more and more popular in the years to come. The article explains how HDR adopted BIM and its influences on the firm.