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BIM CULTURE CHANGES IN DESIGN FIRMS

BIM, a behavior-disruptive technology, is changing the culture of many firms, and very little has been said or written about how design firms cope. When deciding to adapt BIM, the commonly ordained BIM implementation plan may serve as a good roadmap, but it is neither adequate nor suitable to help a firm deal with the …

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BIM, NATURAL TOOL FOR YOUNG ARCHITECTS

In a previous blogpost, BIM and the Making of Young Architects, we discussed BIM’s positive impact on the training and growth of young architects, and what that means for a design firm. In this post we explore further how young architects can positively impact the profession and the design firms they work for. Young architects can …

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BIM AND THE MAKING OF YOUNG ARCHITECTS

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is creating a win-win situation between architectural firms and young graduates of architecture that did not exist before. Consider this: Firms used to put a great deal of emphasis on young graduates’ work experience–many still do–before hiring them. The law of supply and demand has always been tipped in favor of …

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BUILDING IN A FLORIDA FLOOD ZONE (PART 3 OF 3)

In Parts 1 and 2 of previous blogs, SYLLA International, a modern design-oriented firm in Tampa, Florida, discussed the general challenges of building in a flood zone due to FEMA rules and regulations, particularly with respect to renovating a house. In this Part 3 and final part, we discuss specifically the requirements associated with building …

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