Information Modeling's Role in Sustainable Design Decisions

Hosts: Wes Gardner, Assoc. AIA, Architectural Industry Specialist, Vectorworks, Inc.


Every day there is a growing concern for creating a sustainable built environment. As a result, designers need access to tools that facilitate responsible decision making. Presented by Wes Gardner, Assoc. AIA, senior architect specialist at Vectorworks, Inc., this webinar will explore how intelligent BIM and SIM objects and tools can be utilized to design low-impact, sustainable projects while still saving time and money. Attendees will further examine these tools through architecture and landscape architecture case studies that demonstrate how information modeling applications can help designers make sustainable design decisions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the principles of building and site information modeling.
  • Recognize the benefits of using a BIM or SIM application to make informed and responsible design decisions.
  • Discover how to augment existing workflows with tools and objects available in BIM and SIM applications that enable sustainable design.
  • Investigate case studies that demonstrate how designers are currently using intelligent tools and applications to create low-impact projects that save on resources.

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