ACM have published an interview with Jerry Laiserin where he discusses the history, challenges and benefits of the AEC industry moving from traditional “Design/Drafting” to “Building Smarter. “Building Smarter” is his term for the application of IT Technology to Building Design, Construction and Asset Management/Operation.
“Building Information Modelling” (BIM) has arrived thanks to improved software tools. Building Professions, Authorities and Industries face the challenge of adapting to work in this new world. Model based design impacts every process that has relied on a traditional paper based work-flow. A coordinated model requires a coordinated approach in what has traditionally been a fragmented industry. How do we manage the change from Building to Building Smarter and what are the benefits?