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Going Green with BIM & GIS

Format On Demand: Online
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Price $77.90
Category Sustainable sites

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 in formation in a more efficient and readily available manner than traditional design tools (e.g., CAD, maps). Traditional tools pro ve too costly, too time-consuming, and do not contain sufficient information for environmentally focused assessments and performan ce analysis. This interactive online course will expose planning, design, and construction professionals to the importance of us ing 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 sust ainability decisions. GIS and BIM allow project team members to answer questions and solve problems by warehousing data that can b e 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.


  • 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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CE Hours 2.0
AIA/CES (LU) 2.0