François Lévy Commends the “I” in BIM

2017/08/03

This time there is an “I” in team, particularly with BIM data workflows. In a new article for Building Enclosure, “Building Information Modeling and Sustainable Building Envelopes,” architect François Lévy touches on how firms can take full advantage of BIM within their teams.

Levy concentrates on the “I,” or information, portion of BIM and its role as both a useful tool and a beneficial workflow that helps designers quantitatively confirm qualitative design choices and enhance collaboration.

Figure 1 From the Article: BIM sun studies combined with real-time comparison of south-facing glass and internal thermal mass can inform the designer’s decision making early in the design process.

Figure 1 from the article: BIM sun studies combined with real-time comparison of south-facing glass and internal thermal mass can inform the designer’s decision making early in the design process.

“So much of the BIM conversation is about being more efficient and reducing errors — which are great and valuable objectives,” says Lévy. “And on top of that, I find Vectorworks Architect to be a powerful BIM design tool. In my recent article, I highlight some of the envelope and building-performance opportunities that architects and designers can get out of our favorite BIM authoring software.”

François Lévy (M.Arch, MSE) is an architect, author, former academic, and industry leader in the use of BIM in architectural practice and sustainable design. He is the author of BIM in Small-Scale Sustainable Design (Wiley, 2011; Korean edition 2016) and a contributor to the Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th Edition (Wiley, 2013). His forthcoming book is on BIM for design. He can be reached at francois@levykohlhaas.com.

Headshot, provided by François Lévy

Photo provided by François Lévy.

To read the full article and discover how you can enhance your firm’s workflow through BIM, click here.

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