Going Green with BIM and GIS (RV-10225)
The goal of sustainable design is to create healthy environments through environmentally responsible planning and development. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Building Information Models (BIM) are both sophisticated technological tools that provide information in a more efficient and readily available manner than traditional design tools (e.g., CAD, maps). Traditional tools prove toocostly, too time-consuming, and do not contain sufficient information for environmentally focused assessments and performance analysis.
This interactive online course will expose planning, design, and construction professionals to the importance of using Building Information Models (BIM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to work collaboratively throughout projects and to help professionals develop a thorough understanding of how these technological tools provide critical information when making sustainabilitydecisions. GIS and BIM allow project team members to answer questions and solve problems by warehousing data that can be quickly analyzed and easily shared. Both GIS and BIM allow for providing consistency in coordinating changes for the design team and allow advanced visualization before project siting (GIS), design, or construction (BIM) has taken place.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
Discuss the origins of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Recognize the benefits of using BIM and GIS for environmental consideration during the planning, design, construction, and operation processes
Identify the critical role BIM and GIS play to provide critical information when making sustainability decisions
Discuss some of the potential benefits for using BIM and GIS
Explain the current limitations of BIM and GIS
Recognize who benefits from the use of BIM and GIS
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