Revit and Landscape Architecture: The Benefits

September 7, 2016,AEDT

As a landscape architect, I am sometimes asked by architects ‘Why do you use Revit?’ And the answer is quite simple: for all of the same reasons that architects and building engineers do. This may seem obvious to anyone familiar with the program and its capabilities, but to the uninitiated | Read More

Revit and Landscape Architecture: The Issues by Lauren Schmidt

August 10, 2016,AEDT

Anyone who is familiar with BIM and BIM software has almost undoubtedly heard of Revit. Revit is a fairly popular BIM platform, particularly among architects and building engineers. It is less commonly used by landscape architects, and is frequently declared as “unsuitable” for landscape modeling. Yet the reasons behind this | Read More

BIM and Landscape Architecture: What, Why, and How?

June 7, 2016,AEDT

Many landscape architects get hung up on the concept of BIM (Building Information Modeling), simply because it contains the word ‘building’. But BIM is really just the next technological progression in the AEC industry. It is a shift from creating printed drawings of the landscape, to creating and coordinating data | Read More

Landscape Institute launches the BIM for Landscape book

May 30, 2016,AEDT

The Landscape Institute has launched ‘BIM for Landscape’, a book focused on the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes in landscape and the external environment. The book is published through Routledge and is an indicator of the importance of BIM within the landscape profession, especially in the UK were the government has mandated that public sector | Read More

JUST ARRIVED | Landscape | Spring Edition

March 18, 2013,AEDT

The spring edition of Landscape – The Journal of the Landscape Institute has arrived in the WLA mailbox with some great articles covering the impact of heritage on park design, practical articles on spotting disease in trees and selection and nurturing trees. This edition also includes some great information on BIM for | Read More

Autodesk launches online Green Building Game

January 4, 2010,AEDT

Autodesk has launched a online guide and game to educate the public about buildings, carbon footprint through a online game called Retrofits.  Autodesk uses gameplay to educate people about buildings and how retrofitting with double glazing, solar panels and other features can reduce the carbon fooprint of a building. The | Read More