BIM in Small-Scale Sustainable Design

ISBN-10: 0470590890

ISBN-13: 9780470590898

Edition: 2012

Authors: Francois Levy
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Description: While most books related to BIM are focused on large-scale architectural projects, this is the only book focused on BIM strategies for modest-scaled architectural projects that are sustainably designed. Specific in its examples and methods, the book serves as practical guide for architects and is intended to be a desktop companion. Other books, other than software guides, tend to treat BIM or sustainable practices separately in a high-level discussion.

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Book details

List price: $108.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 12/13/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Building Information Models and Modeling
The cost of buildings
See, change
BIM for the rest of us
What this book is, and isn't
A word on the case studies
BIM and Sustainable Design
The emergence of Building Information Modeling
BIM for design
High-performance architecture
Case study: Moonrise Ranch
Design Software
BIM applications
Complementary software
Further reading
Case Study: Parameterized Hauer Curtain Wall
Site Analysis
Developing a site model
Analyzing the site
Case Study: House in Sonoma
Massing Analysis
Creating massing models
Perimeter/volume ratios: optimizing for envelope quantity
Confi rming desirable and undesirable views
Preliminary cost and feasibility analysis
Preliminary passive heating and cooling design data
Case Study: New High School
Solar Geometry and Daylighting
Shade from the sun
Daylighting
Case Study: Ross Street House
Passive Cooling
Appropriate responses for local climates
Rules of thumb and sizing guidelines for cooling strategies
Case Study: Hadlow College Rural Regeneration Centre
Passive Heating
Rules of thumb and sizing guidelines for heating strategies
Whole-building heat loss
Whole-building heat gain
Case Study: Battelle Darby Creek Environmental Center
Onsite Energy Systems
Solar photovoltaics
Azimuth and elevation
Solar thermal systems
Wind turbines
Case Study: Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction
Building Hydrology
Site design for water
Rainwater harvesting
Plumbing fi xture effi ciency
Sizing constructed wetlands
Gutter sizing
Case Study: Bee Ranch
Materials and Waste
Material takeoffs and cost calculations
Advanced framing
Sheet materials
Preliminary life cycle analysis
LEED material calculations
Case Study: Loblolly House
Collaboration
Imported backgrounds
Exporting fi les
Project coordination
Case Study: Paisano Senior Housing
Afterword
Bibliography and References
Index
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