- Hardcover: 312 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 13, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470590890
- ISBN-13: 978-0470590898
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.8 x 9.6 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,523,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The only book focused on BIM strategies for sustainable designin small- and medium-scaled architecture projects
Though they are rarely addressed in the same book, buildinginformation modeling (BIM) and sustainable design have a lot incommon: both are changing the way architects think about thebuildings they design, and both have been considered more relevantto large projects than small. In this groundbreaking guide,François Lévy demonstrates that sustainable design has aneven greater relative impact on small-building performance thanlarge, and that BIM's well-known efficiencies lower overall costsat any scale and can be easily applied to sustainable design. Usingreal-world examples, this practical desktop resource presentsproven methods for using BIM to deal with such essentialsustainability issues as natural ventilation for cooling, passivesolar heating, and more. It places particular emphasis on usingBIM-enabled quantitative analysis to evaluate design alternativesearly in the design process, when problems can be corrected andarchitecture can be optimized easily and at little cost.
In addition, BIM in Small-Scale SustainableDesign:
Features case studies of eleven small-scale projects in whichBIM methodologies were applied to sustainable design issues andproblems
Addresses critical topics, including site analysis and massinganalysis, solar geometry and daylighting, passive heating andcooling, rainwater harvesting, onsite energy systems, materials andwaste, and much more
Surveys leading BIM applications and complementary software
Includes a discussion on collaboration with consultants andother software users, such as energy modelers
Complete with coverage of integrated design and other NAAB APRrequirements, BIM in Small-Scale Sustainable Design is amust-have resource for architects, engineers, students, andconstruction professionals involved in sustainable designprojects.
About the Author
François Lévy, AIA, AIAA,is a registered Texas architect and researcher. He holds an MArch and an MS in architectural engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, where he has been lecturing since 1998. Mr. Lévy has been practicing architecture since 1993, and established his own firm in 1997. His architectural projects have attracted regional and national press, including Dwell magazine and HGTV. In addition to leading CAD and BIM seminars to professionals, his areas of research interest are sustainable architecture, cooling through passive ventilation, and space architecture.
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The book made me think about things that I had not considered before as well as issues that I had not thought about since architecture school. I would highly recommend this book to any architect or designer that wants to better understand how in integrate the BIM process and sustainable design as it pertains to developing sustainable projects.
This is more useful than a book about BIM, about software tools, about green design. It is a book written for designers to create better, sustainable buildings.