Sketch to BIM: A Design Workflow Philosophy - Part 2

Hosts: Rubina Siddiqui, Assoc. AIA, Senior Product Specialist – BIM Solutions, Vectorworks Inc.


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Architecture's complexity is evolving beyond traditional boundaries as new technologies influence the design process. Practicing architects now do more than create drawings to dictate the form a structure ultimately takes - feasibility studies, programming, code compliance, consensus making, construction phasing, and general oversight of the entire process.

Although architects prefer to follow their own workflows, they all have one thing in common: optimization of the client experience using a process that brings together other professionals, building trades, construction materials, and life-safety interests while managing the complexity of a functioning facility. 

Building Information Modeling provides a powerful organizational framework for managing tasks associated with building useful and efficient structures. Though learning the capabilities and sequencing of BIM workflows can seem daunting, the reality of successful BIM implementation is primarily a matter of understanding the basic rules and principles behind the efficient sharing of information. 


Learning Objectives:

  • Investigate BIM and the creative process as part of the same overall workflow design and construction, rather than separate actions.
  • Recognize BIM as a process and not simply a software program, which can be used to improve the design and safety of buildings. 
  • Assess the ways other building designers are embracing a BIM workflow and incorporating BIM as an integral part of the design and construction process.
  • Differentiate between a traditional 2D documentation process and a 3D BIM workflow.

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