Building Information Modeling Production

Mel Persin, Instructor

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Principles of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for production of bidding and construction documents for architectural and interior design projects.

Prerequisite: ARC189, or degree in architecture, or experience in an architectural or interior design office

Department Policy


Instructor Tutorial Workbook and Exercises

Week 2 assignment and readings


Information and Readings

Online Storage Options

Revit Architecture Resources

Barriers to the Adoption of BIM in the Building Industry

Current Architectural Production Methodology

Digital Design and the Age of Building Simulation

Sustainable Design Standards and Analysis Software Resources

Revit Q & A

How to calculate total wall costs

Chicago Area Revit User's Group Schedule of Meetings for 2008

Glossary and Acronyms

Autodesk Design Review Software Tips and Tricks

AIA Integrated Project Delivery Guide 2007

Introducing BIM into small practices

BIM Reading 1

BIM Reading 2

National BIM Standard

NIBS (National Institute of Building Sciences) "Smart Building" web site

IFC ("Industry Foundation Classes") Building Model developed by the IAI ("International Alliance for Interoperability")

Building Smart (IFC web site)

How to obtain free Revit Software

Computer Hardware Requirements for Revit Architecture 2008

Autodesk Revit Discussion Group: go to

All Things BIM blog:

Transitioning to Bim

BIM for Sustainable Design

BIM in China

BIM - Concept to Completion

BIM Survey results

Text: BIM at KPF

Online Plan Room:

IES ("Integrated Environmental Solutions") software add-on to Revit

Cadalyst article on BIM use in sustainability, part 1

Cadalyst article on BIM use in sustainability, part 2