- 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: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #809,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
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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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.
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.
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.
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