- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (September 13, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470572515
- ISBN-13: 978-0470572511
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.8 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #405,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Discover how the new BIM technologies and collaborative work processes are bringing about critical, necessary changes in the architecture profession
The first book devoted to the subject of how BIM affects individuals and organizations working within the ever-changing construction industry, BIM and Integrated Design discusses the implementation of building information modeling software as a cultural process with a focus on the technology's impact and transformative effect—both potentially disruptive and liberating—on the social, psychological, and practical aspects of the workplace.
BIM and Integrated Design answers the questions that BIM poses to the firm that adopts it. Through thorough research and a series of case study interviews with industry leaders—and leaders in the making out from behind the monitor—BIM and Integrated Design helps you learn:
Effective learning strategies for fully understanding BIM software and its use
Key points about integrated design to help you promote the process to owners and your team
How BIM changes not only the technology, process, and delivery, but also the leadership playing field
How to become a more effective leader no matter where you find yourself in the organization or on the project team
How the introduction of BIM into the workforce has significant education, recruitment, and training implications
Covering all of the human issues brought about or exacerbated by the advent of BIM into the architecture workplace, profession, and industry, BIM and Integrated Design shows how to overcome real and perceived barriers to its use.
About the Author
Randy Deutsch AIA, LEED-AP, is an architect, design strategist, and speaker responsible for the design of more than a hundred large, complex building projects. Recognized as a BIM strategist and IPD advocate, his writing and design work have appeared in DesignIntelligence and Architectural Record among other industry periodicals. Recipient of the AIA Young Architect Award–Chicago, Randy has been an educator at one of the nation's top graduate architecture programs, leading an integrated building science/design studio and professional practice course. He is recognized as a professional thought and practice leader, contributor to the industry's leading social networks, and keynote speaker on the subjects of technology, innovation, lean construction, knowledge management, employee engagement, and collaboration. Randy blogs at bimandintegrateddesign.com and architects2zebras.com, both featured in Architect magazine.
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Top Customer Reviews
Throughout the book Deutsch explores the social aspects of adopting and implementing BIM design strategies. More than merely buying software licenses, adaptation of BIM necessitates a clear understanding of your firm's culture, what new rolls will be required and how the team will collaborate around the building model. While there are challenges inherent in the BIM transformation, Deutsch has addressed them in a complete manner using diagrams, anecdotes and a full range of practitioner interviews. BIM and Integrated Design provides a great education and actionable strategies for your firm.
Even though I'm a man at a distance, I now see that the heightened collaboration and shifting of rolls that BIM adoption requires are positives to be embraced rather than obstacles to be avoided. BIM and Integrated Design shows how architecture can be practiced now and in the future. For that purpose, I highly recommend this book.
Many of the diagrams and thoughts represent current industry best thinking. And they have been made very clearly - potentially quite helpful for re-use in making presentations, in training or in communicating with your company management. Whether you are a beginner or expert, an owner, architect, contractor, or anyone contemplating how to advance Building Information Modeling in your organization - I think you'll benefit from reading BIM and Integrated Design - a wonderful text book `how to' manual for the `soft' side of BIM. Which might just be the `hard' part.
The book does not provide futile, one-size-fits-all recipes or answers. Instead, it guides you through the most important questions/topics to ponder/work on. Furthermore, it distills several years' worth of content from some of the best online resources, implementation practices and leaders opinions. It is a high level introduction to BIM and Integrated Design best suited for decision makers. However, it is also a great introduction for more technically oriented beginners who may wonder "Why?"
It would be great to follow this book up with a more detailed version that covered more specific but also more inclusive technology. However, the size and effort would grow exponentially and the result would have a more finite useful life. Rather, this book will encourage you to plan and conceive new and better ways to work. Don't expect simple, static reading, but more of a reference material to revisit more than once.
Finally, this book asserts that it is people who matter most, not technology. You might buy this book looking for software tips and tricks, and it does contain a few indirectly. However, you will find something even more important: How to start to re-invent yourself and your practice, not only to survive but to thrive and succeed. This can easily become the best investment you make in yourself this year.
Moving away from CAD to BIM (Building Information Modeling) software takes courage. It takes great leaps of faith that BIM will actually help your firm be more efficient. More accurate. More profitable.
If you are one of the many architects ready to take the leap to BIM adoption, but are not quite sure how or when to do it, Randy Deutsch, AIA, LEED AP has written a book for you.
Despite its technical sounding title, BIM and Integrated Design: Strategies for Architectural Practice is much more about people and your firm's culture than it is about the software. He leaves the business implications, technical requirements, tips and tricks to other authors and discusses, in great depth, how BIM will directly affect your firm... in both good and, possibly, bad ways.
The book is loaded case studies and conversations with leaders in the profession. As an Entrepreneur Architect constantly experimenting with the idea of taking back control and responsibility of the complete design and construction process, the sections dedicated to how BIM and Integrated Design may usher in the return of the Master Builder were especially interesting to me.
Whether you are fully BIM-friendly or waiting for your expensive "shelfware" to load itself on to your server, BIM and Integrated Design: Strategies for Architectural Practice should be added to your Amazon Wish List.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book! It's very helpful for architects to get an idea what is happening out there during this transition. I appreciate the interviews in this book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by mnof
Interesting approach of BIM process and its impacts on architecture team. It should be translated to other languages because is very simple and helpful.Published on December 14, 2013 by xxx
Are you thinking about implementing BIM, but don't know where to begin? Buy this book.
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BIM and Integrated Design does an excellent job of exploiting one of the most important and often overlooked aspects of any BIM Implementation: the people who will lead the... Read morePublished on April 18, 2012 by Brian Skripac
The case studies and the lessons learned in this book provide a very clear picture of what it will take to bring your firm closer to the realities of integrated design, which is... Read morePublished on February 27, 2012 by Bradley Beck
I dove right into this book after receiving it as a reward for being the 1000th member to join the Entrepreneur Architect group on LinkedIn and was not disappointed. Read morePublished on February 27, 2012 by Zachary Evans
This is a book intended for architectural firms that are considering adoption of BIM-based practice or have recently made this transition and would like to benefit from the... Read morePublished on December 2, 2011 by Paul M. Teicholz