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Green BIM: Successful Sustainable Design with Building Information Modeling Paperback – April 28, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0470239605 ISBN-10: 0470239603 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (April 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470239603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470239605
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #675,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Practice Integrated Sustainable Design with BIM

Meet the challenge of integrating Building Information Modeling and sustainability with this in-depth guide, which pairs these two revolutionary movements to create environmentally friendly design through a streamlined process. Written by an award-winning team that has gone beyond theory to lead the implementation of Green BIM projects, this comprehensive reference features practical strategies, techniques, and real-world expertise so that you can create sustainable BIM projects, no matter what their scale. From basic concepts, to sophisticated test methodologies, to improved workflows, this timely book offers a wealth of information you can implement right away.

  • Learn why BIM is an important tool for sustainability

  • Understand when and how to evaluate the effect of green resources on your projects

  • Understand Building Information Modeling, from concept to construction

  • See how to best use 3D geometric models instead of 2D CAD designs

  • Factor sustainability into the design process, leveraging free environmental resources

  • Set up a BIM model and identify material quantities to figure upstream impact and downstream consequences

  • Transform traditional processes into new workflows that integrate the entire design team and emphasize green solutions from the start

About the Author

Eddy Krygiel, AIA, LEED AP is a practicing architect at BNIM Architects, which has four projects that have received AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards. Eddy is responsible for implementing BIM at BNIM and also consults for other firms looking to implement BIM. He also teaches Revit to practicing architects and architectural students and has lectured around the nation on the use of BIM in the construction industry. Eddy has co-authored papers and books on BIM and sustainability as well as several books on using Autodesk Revit Architecture.

Bradley Nies, AIA, LEED AP, is a registered architect and Director of Elements, the sustainable design consulting division of BNIM Architects. Brad has worked on all levels of U.S. Green Building Council LEED-Certified projects, including two that achieved Platinum certification.


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Eddy Krygiel is a registered architect, and a LEED Accredited Professional, at HNTB Architects headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. With over 13 years of architectural experience, Eddy's background includes many facets of design, construction documentation and construction administration.
In addition, Eddy is familiar with the advanced integration of technology in practice including the latest software and program systems, which ensures maximum performance on all of his projects. He has been using BIM to complete projects ranging from single-family residences and historic remodels to 1.12-million-square-foot office buildings. Eddy is responsible for implementing BIM at his firm and also consults for other architecture and contracting firms around the country looking to implement BIM. For the last five years, he has been teaching Revit to practicing architects and architectural students in the Kansas City area and has lectured around the nation on the use of BIM in the construction industry. Eddy also coauthored several books on BIM including Green BIM and Mastering Revit Architecture 2011.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Basem A. Banabilah on May 4, 2008
Format: Paperback
The best book for anyone wants to integrate BIM and Sustainability in their work practice, mainly designers.
Good for both students and professionals. a step by step procedure to achieve Green Design using BIM technology, with real life examples, procedures, calculations, etc...
The main program discussed is Autodesks's Revit, wish they used more than one application.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 2, 2009
Format: Paperback
I hesitate to give this book a negative review because I think the subject matter is extremely important. Both BIM and Sustainable Design are the future of architecture and there is still enormous potential to create synergies between the two, using the power of BIM to create more sustainable solutions.

However, I was personally disappointed by the actual content of this book and ended up returning it. Amazon was nice enough to refund it no questions asked, so I feel like I owe them some explanation. For me, there was very little new, practical information on how to actually integrate BIM and Sustainable Design.

The first section discusses the history of Sustainable Design (going back to the pyramids of Egypt) and answers basic questions like what is sustainable design, why is it important, what is LEED, etc. If you have no experience whatsoever with sustainable design, you might find this interesting. If you have even a moderate level of knowledge of sustainable design (as most architects today do) there is no new information here.

The second section discusses what BIM is, how it works, and why it is important. Again, if you have never heard of BIM this might be news to you. If you have already been working in BIM for even a couple of months, you will probably skip over this section, too.

Then there's a section on Integrated Design. It's an important topic and a growing field of interest in sustainable design, but there's no practical, hands-on information on how to use BIM in Integrated Design.

What little practical information on using BIM there is doesn't begin until about page 127 and it is disappointing.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lindsay P. Noble on October 5, 2008
Format: Paperback
As BIM becomes common place in the architectural design community, the tools and thought processes for designers will be transformed. The expectations of those who hire and pay the designer will be heightened far beyond the current standard of care.

It's about time! CADD has held potential to automate, systematize, and streamline the construction industry for decades but has failed miserably to deliver. Currently with the advancement of BIM that potential is becoming a reality. We are on the cusp of a paradigm shift in our industry. Eddy Krygiel and Brad Nies have given us a glimpse of what the future holds. I am thinking every day about the impacts of what I do in my design work and with this cogent book I am more motivated to develop my basis of design concepts in a globally responsible manner. This text informs that basis with processes and theories in a very readable fashion
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By coalecat25 on October 2, 2013
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I am pretty sure I purchased a new book but the one I received was used with markings in it. Other than that, everything is fine.
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