Practical Architectural Modelling With AECOsim Building Designer is a step-by-step introduction to the basic tools and functionality of Bentley’s AECOsim Building Designer. It provides a fundamental overview of the building analysis and design software, as well as a detailed review of specific tools for advanced users.
This book is designed for both new and experienced architects and engineers. It covers a building design project from start to finish, beginning with a structural grid file and 2D plans and sections to creating buildings to finalizing drawings, schedules, and other outputs directly from the BIM model. Each chapter gives the reader a basic knowledge of individual aspects of AECOsim Building Designer and acts as a stand-alone reference guide for experienced users looking for a refresher. It includes in-depth exercises about building design, simulation, analysis, and documentation using
Bentley’s building information modeling (BIM) application.
Meet the Author:
Nigel Davies is the founding director of Evolve Consultancy and has 20 years of experience within the AEC Industry. He is trained in civil and structural engineering and has a first-hand understanding of cutting-edge design and construction data production and exchange practices. Davies has worked on several notable projects, including the implementation of multidisciplinary CAD and BIM solutions for a major international engineering company and the management of the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, England.
Davies regularly presents at major conferences in the United States and United Kingdom and features in industry press, writing regular columns on www.eatyourcad.com and co-hosting international CAD & BIM Managers Forums. He is also chair of the AEC (UK) CAD & BIM Protocols initiative that develops off-the-shelf systems based on British Standards for the structuring and exchange of design documentation.
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