6.3. Green BIM and Preconstruction

So, how can you use BIM during the preconstruction phase? To answer that question, let's focus on three main areas directly connected to BIM and sustainable construction: material selection and use, site selection and management, and systems analysis. These all are heavily weighted and are critical to achieving LEED certification for a project. In addition, all three can use the model to be scheduled and tested. The effort to construct a sustainable building facilitates a change in process. As before, the value of a more integrated process is in what everyone brings to the table, such as industry experience to assist the design team in making sustainable decisions, questions about project goals, and input into ...

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