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Salisbury, MD, United States, 2007/10/26 - Finith Jernigan's new book, 'BIG BIM, little bim' offers thought-provoking innovative ideas and proven practices to help you to cut through the hype to achieve clarity about integrated practice and building information modeling.
Architect Finith Jernigan’s new book 'BIG BIM little bim' is much more than a how-to manual for design build practitioners. This step-by-step guide to integrated practice provides architects, engineers and support teams with innovative methods and effective new models that will place them on the cutting edge of 21st century design delivery processes.
The book, aimed at building owners, architects and construction firms of all sizes, shows how to utilize BIM (building information modeling) to overcome design challenges and apply an integrated practice approach for successful design and construction projects. It also provides tools owners, architects and contractors need to synthesize and reuse complex data, solve problems early in the design-build process, save costs, minimize risks and increase profits and productivity.
Based on 25 years of successful projects, author Jernigan shows in his book how to leverage resources, compete in the worldwide market, and become more efficient and productive in the planning, design, construction and operation of facilities with integrated technology.
In today’s world where knowledge of how to use creative approaches and technology effectively is the key to successful project management, more owners, architects and builders are seeking ways to better tailor their scarce resources.
‘BIG BIM little bim provides strategies for folding current and evolving technology into traditional approaches to create new ways of doing business,’ said Kimon Onuma, president of Onuma Architects. ‘Jernigan’s book cuts through the hype and misinformation to provide real clarity about integrated practice and building information modeling. It outlines practical approaches that architects, engineers, owners, educators, students and builders can understand and apply.’
Architect Paul Adams, of Earth and Sky Architects, agreed. ‘I strongly recommend this book to architects and others in the design and construction industry,’ Adams said. ‘BIG BIM, little bim opened my eyes to a new way of thinking about an interesting topic and the future of architectural design. I use concepts from the book in my own practice.’
Using virtual information models and the latest technology, 'BIG BIM little bim' illustrates how to streamline decision making, improve project visualization, and achieve superior results during design and construction phases.
Maryland architect and BIM expert Jernigan lectures extensively and briefs architects, scientists, educators, technology experts, government agencies, private sector clients, and Members of Congress about building information modeling and integrated processes. Jernigan was instrumental in the establishment of an international consortium responsible for much of BIM’s current status.
Jernigan is president of Design Atlantic Ltd, a best-practices integrated architectural and planning firm based in Salisbury, Md. The firm is nationally recognized for their use of parametric design tools to plan and deliver functional, efficient and sustainable projects.