Credits: 1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
Building information modeling (BIM) is commonly considered to be about efficiency—but to what end? Rather than just designing more quickly, design more: design more deeply, design more thoughtfully, design more courageously. This webinar is intended to help architects toward alternative design possibilities, new opportunities beyond just executing designs whose conclusions are already baked in. Instead of “faster, better CAD,” BIM can support design processes where technique and methodology are in the service of better architecture. Through a series of case-study vignettes, BIM is shown to be far more than an improved documentation and sharing environment. The webinar concludes with an outline roadmap for practices transitioning to BIM.
Texas architect François Lévy holds a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Architectural Engineering from The University of Texas (UT) at Austin, where he has taught at the School of Architecture and Engineering. He has also taught at UT San Antonio and St. Edward’s University, and his projects have attracted national press, including Dwell Magazine and HGTV. Lévy is the author of BIM in Small-Scale Sustainable Design, a contributor to The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice, and a lecturer on sustainability, BIM, and space architecture, on which he has presented at international conferences. His forthcoming book, to be published by Wiley in August, is titled BIM for Design Firms.
- Describe the quantitative design opportunities that BIM offers and the value of applying them to the design process.
- Understand how building design information can be a powerful basis for architectural formal exploration.
- Identify the applicability of a BIM workflow to climate- and performance-oriented projects.
- Discuss specific cases demonstrating BIM's applicability to the optimized design of high-performance buildings.