Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Title Abstract Publication Date
'Smart' Spaces Aren't Just for Classrooms Anymore. Describes the revolution in total school design promulgated in Building Information Modeling (BIM). The article discusses the learning that occurs in every school space, not just the classrooms, and... 12/31/2009
3D Design Process: The Architect and the Educator. Discusses the advantages and requirement of three-dimensional building design, and the utilization of building information modeling (BIM) that can yield necessary information for systems designers... 12/31/2006
A Better BIM for Higher Education. Describes the use of high definition laser scanning to help architects, engineers and contractors complete a new or renovated project at a college or university. It’s digital, accurate, measurable... 10/07/2011
A Bright Spot on a Lackluster Year: Green Trends Point to Rosier Outlook for Educational Facilities in 2010. Describes trends in green school construction, including display of energy consumption in the school, energy labeling, Building Information Modeling (BIM), campus-style schools uniting services and... 03/31/2010
A Model Performance. Discusses the use of building information modeling (BIM) to create 3-D simulation of educational facilities designs so that all project participants can accurately design and construct their systems... 04/30/2008
An Owner's Guide to BIM: Separating Fact from Fiction. Discusses the benefits of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the owner and how to maximize those benefits. Advice on evaluating a design firm's BIM capabilities is included. 05/31/2010
ASHRAE 90.1 Helps University Bioprocessing Lab Achieve LEED Credit EA-1. Discusses design measures used to meet LEED standards by incorporating changes to ASHRAE 90.1, the energy conservation code addressing energy use in laboratories, in the University of Illinois... 09/30/2008
Beyond an Initial Campus Heritage Survey: Creating and Infrastructure for Renewal. Using the example of the University of Virginia, this article details the process and results of a 2003 campus survey. The eligibility of significant historical buildings for renovation is discussed... 03/31/2011
BIM (Building Information Modeling) and TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) Advises on combining building information modeling (BIM), which gathers data at the beginning of a building project, with total cost of ownership (TCO), which gathers information over the life of the... 04/30/2009
BIM Accelerates Design-Build Delivery: The French School Story. As Architects of Record for the design-build team, Hilliard Architects helped the client: Lycee Francais La Perouse (an independent French immersion K-12 school) transform an historic landmark... 02/24/2011
BIM and Educational Projects. In this overview of building information modeling, the authors review how BIM helped in three different projects, often with particular usage- and efficiency-based HVAC demands. While BIM's... 07/31/2011
BIM and Life-Cycle Analysis Help Determine Value of Green Strategies. Reviews six strategies used to assess the value of energy-saving features in a laboratory model. The return on investment, annual cost savings, and cost per LEED credit is described for heat recovery... 01/31/2010
BIM and Sustainable Design: Understanding your Design Decisions. A Case Study of American Canyon High School. Discusses how the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) helped the design firm achieve sustainable features such as placement and daylighting when creating this school. 12/31/2008
BIM for Educational Facilities: Change is on the Horizon. Describes the advantages of building information modeling (BIM) to facility management, including minimizing the effort and cost of collecting data, convenience and accessibility of documentation,... 04/30/2009
BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors. Second Edition. Provides an in-depth understanding of BIM technologies, the business and organizational issues associated with its implementation, and the advantages that effective use of BIM can provide to all... 03/31/2011
BIM in the Facility Manager's Toolkit. Advocates the use of building information modeling (BIM) in school facilities maintenance as well as design and construction. The features and abilities of BIM software are described, and advice on... 10/31/2010
BIM in the Field. Explains the benefits of BIM for building owners, contractors and designers, including clash detection, material quantity takeoffs and visualization. BIM can also dramatically reduce construction... 03/22/2010
BIM School, Green School. Profiles the design and construction of California's American Canyon High School. The 260,000 square foot campus houses four smaller learning communities of 500-550 students, is CHPS verified,... 05/31/2009
BIM: A Better View of Maintenance Discusses the benefits of BIM to maintenance and engineering managers. BIM software includes architectural data, and it holds comprehensive information on a facility's HVAC components, plumbing... 01/31/2012
BIM: Becoming the Norm in School Planning BIM, a handy school-planning tool, is fast becoming the norm in many school construction projects. Describes an elementary school project in Connecticut where BIM helped during the planning and... 11/15/2011
BIM: How it Has Changed FM. Advises facility managers on how to obtain and then use building information modeling (BIM) in their work. 04/30/2009
Build Smarter, Faster, and Cheaper with BIM. Describes the benefits of building information modeling (BIM) software, including virtual three-dimensional construction of a building, ease and accuracy of information exchange between design and... 06/30/2008
Building Information Modeling A Natural Progression of Technology. Describes how one design firm migrated to building information modeling (BIM), using their approach to designing a high school as an example. 04/30/2009
Constructing the Perfect Design Recommends incorporating FF&E (furniture, fixtures and equipment) responsibilities into the program management function, allowing school districts to pull multiple disciplines into one source,... 11/15/2011
Daylighting Analysis of A Classroom Space Using BIM Geometry And Next Generation Metrics. Documents and outlines a part of the process used in the daylighting performance analysis of a typical classroom design for a proposed K-12 school in Greensburg, KS. A computer simulation program was... 12/31/2008