BIM for Landscape shows how building information modelling (BIM) processes can work for the external environment

BIM for Landscape © Routeledge
World first as BIM for Landscape is published © Routeledge

The LI has published a guide to Building Information Modelling (BIM) for landscape practitioners – ‘BIM for Landscape’.

BIM models all data relating to the design, costs and sustainability of a project from design through to construction and operation. This fully integrated, inter-disciplinary approach helps simulate a project and build prototypes creating a more efficient design and construction process.

‘BIM for Landscape’ addresses key BIM documents, looking at how to prepare for BIM, BIM implementation, and the technological aspects of BIM. The aim is to prepare practitioners and landscape architecture practices to meet the challenges and benefit from the rewards of working with BIM, and to help them evaluate whether BIM is relevant to their practice.

LI President Noel Farrer, said: “[The book] will be a helpful resource, not only for landscape practitioners but also for fellow professionals in related fields starting to understand the application of BIM to landscape work. This will provide an invaluable early guide to elements of good practice.”

To complement publication, the LI will hold seminar for members on 30 June at the City Centre in London (10am–12:30pm). Speakers will include BIM group chair Mike Shilton, who will talk about the history of the group, and Henry Fenby-Taylor, BIM implementation manager at WYG Group who will introduce the book and discuss the impact of technologies such as BIM and artificial intelligence. The seminar will also tackle BIM accreditation and the impact of technology on professional roles. Details of how to book will be available soon.

‘BIM for Landscape’ costs £39.99 and is published by Routledge.

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