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Workshop Title: Designing Sustainable Sites with BIM workflows


Proposal DescriptionBuilding design professionals are increasingly adopting Building Information Modeling (BIM) in their projects and asking Landscape Architects to use the same processes. This workshop will introduce site-specific BIM processes and describe how current technology supports Landscape Architecture curriculums in preparing professionals to use these workflows in their site design, analysis and documentation.


Learning Objectives/Outcomes:

Participants in this workshop will

  1. Learn how imported files from allied professionals can be converted to information modeling objects, such as digital terrain models (DTM), from which design and analysis can proceed for sustainability considerations.

  2. Discover how quickly parametric objects, like walls with constructed components, can be utilized to affect the other smart hybrid objects in proposed site development.

  3. Realize efficiencies gained by using referenced viewport tools to develop enlarged plans and live section views, further linking documentation throughout the project.


Presenter Biography:

Eric Gilbey, PLA ASLA, utilizes his professional experience as a landscape architect with expertise in CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) in his role as product marketing manager for the landscape industries at Vectorworks, Inc., where he continues to develop an understanding of design and visualization workflows used by land planning and site design professionals. He currently serves as President-elect of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and Co-chair of ASLA’s Digital Technology Professional Practice Network. Eric writes and speaks for green industry associations and helps landscape architects and designers develop best practices, including sustainable site design and site-specific BIM.