BIM and Integrated Design: Strategies for Architectural Practice (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 15, 2011 - Architecture - 272 pages
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“Ready or not, it’s high time to make BIM a part ofyour practice, or at least your vocabulary, and this book has asmuch to offer beginners as it does seasoned users of buildinginformation modeling software.”
—Chicago Architect

The first book devoted to the subject of how BIM affectsindividuals and organizations working within the ever-changingconstruction industry, BIM and Integrated Design discussesthe implementation of building information modeling software as acultural process with a focus on the technology’s impact andtransformative effect—both potentially disruptive andliberating—on the social, psychological, and practicalaspects of the workplace.

BIM and Integrated Design answers the questions that BIMposes to the firm that adopts it. Through thorough research and aseries of case study interviews with industry leaders—andleaders in the making out from behind the monitor—BIM andIntegrated Design helps you learn:

  • Effective learning strategies for fully understanding BIMsoftware and its use
  • Key points about integrated design to help you promote theprocess to owners and your team
  • How BIM changes not only the technology, process, and deliverybut also the leadership playing field
  • How to become a more effective leader no matter where you findyourself in the organization or on the project team
  • How the introduction of BIM into the workforce has significanteducation, recruitment, and training implications

Covering all of the human issues brought about or exacerbated bythe advent of BIM into the architecture workplace, profession, andindustry, BIM and Integrated Design shows how to overcomereal and perceived barriers to its use.


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About the author (2011)

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 and, both featured in Architect magazine.

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