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Book Review: “Integrated Practice in Architecture – Mastering Design-Build, Fast-Track, and Building Information Modeling”Sunday, March 14, 2010 22:21 No Comments
George Elvin’s 2007 book, Integrated Practice in Architecture: Mastering Design-Build, Fast-Track, and Building Information Modeling, is a great resource for anyone interested in learning how progressive architects view integrated practice in general and design-build in particular. Many architects view design-build with skepticism or even hostility – – it removes control from the owner and results in a less-than-adequate [...]
Design-build is authorized in virtually every state. This map – published by DBIA – shows the current status of design-build authorization throughout the U.S. It implies (somewhat accurately) that public design-build is exploding in popularity, but the map can be deceiving because many states: 1) have only limited authority; or 2) refuse to use the [...]
According to Penn State’s recently released BIM Project Execution Planning Guide (http://www.engr.psu.edu/ae/cic/bimex/downloads/currentguide.pdf), design-build and Integrated Project Delivery are the best delivery methods for implementing BIM on a project. This should come as no surprise, but it’s welcome news for the sectors where separation of the disciplines is still the preferred method.