‘BIM There, Done That’ on LAM

This month’s issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine has a new article out, “BIM There, Done That,” which focuses on Meghan Quinn from Office of Cheryl Barton who seems to have some pretty solid Revit experience.

It is a good follow-up to their first article last year, “The Limits of BIM“. And it is certainly refreshing to read about a landscape architect with a can-do attitude about BIM and Revit in landscape architecture. Though I was admittedly surprised by a few statements throughout the article.

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BIM and Landscape Architecture: What, Why, and How?

I am partnering with World Landscape Architecture to write a few articles about BIM and Revit in landscape architecture. The first article went up today:

Many landscape architects get hung up on the concept of BIM (Building Information Modeling), simply because it contains the word ‘building’. But BIM is really just the next technological progression in the AEC industry. It is a shift from creating printed drawings of the landscape, to creating and coordinating data within a digital model of the landscape. In some ways, the switch to BIM is perhaps more difficult than the switch to CAD because it requires a substantial change in the processes that have been in place since hand drafting.

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BIM Academy Announces Landscape Course

Last week, BIM Academy announced that they are now offering a Landscape BIM course. According to their website, the two-day course will focus on Revit Architecture and Keyscape. Though they also note that, “To date there appears to be no single tool which is 100% effective in enabling a landscape consultant to produce an information model.”

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