Viewpoints

Performance Based Design: Why Real-Time Feedback is Better Than Intuition

In this article, Ara Massey, Sustainable Design Manager at Slaterpaull Architects, describes how important it is for her to try and understand the impact of early stage design decisions on building performance when designing green buildings. In the absence of better methods, she had to rely on rules of thumb ...

A Level of Development Specification for BIM Processes

In 2008, Jim Bedrick published an article in AECbytes entitled “Organizing the Development of a Building Information Model” in which he introduced the concept of LOD. Since then, the concept has evolved into “Level of Development” and it is discussed in depth by Jim Bedrick in this follow-up article ...

Labor-Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry: Causes and Remedies (Another Look)

Nine years ago, Dr. Paul Teicholz, Founding Director of CIFE at Stanford University, wrote an article for AECbytes on the topic of labor productivity. During the intervening years, there have been many changes in the AEC industry that have impacted labor productivity, and in this new article, Dr. Teicholz ...

3D Laser Scanning: As-Built Reality Capture for BIM

This Viewpoint article by Scott Page, who specializes in architecture, fabrication, and laser scanning, demystifies reality capture from 3D laser scanners and the "point clouds" they generate, and explores the state of the art of how this technology integrates with BIM. It also looks at the formats and standards ...


 

 

 

 

 

 

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