BIM in Small-Scale Sustainable Design by Francois Levy

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"Any architect doing small or medium scaled projects who is also vested in sustainable design but is not yet doing BIM will enjoy this book's overall focus."-Architosh.com

This work is the leading guide to architectural design within a building information modeling (BIM) workflow, giving the practitioner a clear procedure when designing climate-load dominated buildings. The book incorporates new information related to BIM, integrated practice, and sustainable design, as well information on how designers can incorporate the latest technological tools. Each chapter addresses specific topics, such as natural ventilation for cooling, passive solar heating, rainwater harvesting and building hydrology, optimizing material use and reducing construction waste, and collaborating with consultants or other building professionals such as engineers and energy modelers.   
 

About Francois Levy

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François Lévy, AIA, AIAA,is a registered Texas architect and researcher. He holds an MArch and an MS in architectural engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, where he has been lecturing since 1998. Mr. Lévy has been practicing architecture since 1993, and established his own firm in 1997. His architectural projects have attracted regional and national press, including Dwell magazine and HGTV. In addition to leading CAD and BIM seminars to professionals, his areas of research interest are sustainable architecture, cooling through passive ventilation, and space architecture.
 
Published November 16, 2011 by Wiley. 312 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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