BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING
HANDBOOKS - Volumes 1 and 2
for integrating virtual construction modeling in architectural education
In an effort to increase architectural proficiency in project delivery methods and procedures, building information modeling was introduced into the construction technology sequence with the authoring of two instructional volumes; the first dedicated to low rise wood frame construction, the second to multistory commercial buildings.
Representation is itself a means of production, and architects are best poised to contribute significant design ideas when in control of the means of representation. Building information modeling offers 'smart' infrastructure for representing the design and construction of the building, and in so doing offers the design field a rare opportunity to participate directly in the production of their projects.