I recently attended presentations by Autodesk’s Phil Bernstein and SOM’s Darren Rizza (Freedom Tower) about Building Information Modelling (BIM). Although plainly focused on Revit as “The BIM Solution” the presentations were more about the reasons for BIM, the benefits and some of the challenges of adopting BIM for your projects.
It’s something I've been thinking about, and working on, for years. My view of BIM is from a different perspective to those involved in an AEC practice. Working as a Designer/CAD Manager for Retail Company that owns, leases, operates and has a design/build role for some facilities means the demand for, and implementation of, BIM is rather different from a standard AEC practice. This post was to be about the event, presentations and my thoughts but after many drafts, all too long and messy, I’ve decided the answer is a series of posts.
The first is my notes, my summary of what was covered, from Phil Bernstein’s presentation "Transforming Building Process: Ideas Realised".
The second is my notes, my summary of what was covered, from Darren J. Rizza’s presentation “Realising the Freedom Tower: Pioneering Process Change” - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Future posts will cover my own CAD history, how it has influenced what I do today and the role I see for BIM in Retail Design.