Autodesk Project Vasari – a lite version of Revit to make BIM accessible and viable for all?

David Light on his blog Revit enthuses about a ‘lite’ version of Revit. I am struggling to contain my excitement, but there is a storm a coming!!! With Paul Morrell recently calling for more projects, indeed, all public projects to be managed through a BIM platform, could this be the killer that brings BIM within … Continue reading Autodesk Project Vasari – a lite version of Revit to make BIM accessible and viable for all?

Most everyone by now knows the purpose of a BIM … but how about social media based FIM’s: facilities intuition models?

The first part of the title for this post was contained in an intriguing and thought provoking article on the BIM and Integrated Design blog, entitled  BiM: Building intuition Modeling  which claims Most everyone in the AEC industry by now knows that the purpose of a building information model (BIM) is to generate and manage building data … Continue reading Most everyone by now knows the purpose of a BIM … but how about social media based FIM’s: facilities intuition models?

Will BIM move to FIM? (Webinar 16/4/10)

The concept of a Facilties Information Model as a more encompassing, arching umbrella model to a Building Information Model has been discussed over the last few years, but with little (public) evidence of use in practice. I guess in some ways it reflects the larger discussion between construction and facilties management, between the provision of … Continue reading Will BIM move to FIM? (Webinar 16/4/10)

Regenerative Sustainability Design Training School

Following the successful COST Restore Lancaster Training School in 2017, applications are invited for the second Training School to be held in Malaga, Spain in October  2018 offering a wonderful learning opportunity for students and practitioners looking to advance their skills at the interface of sustainability, #BIM, digital construction and regenerative design #CostRestore    Regenerative Design: … Continue reading Regenerative Sustainability Design Training School

Klout closes this week: are we now living in the world Klout built?

@klout May 10 To all of our fans: after careful consideration we have decided to shut down the Klout website & the Klout Score. This will happen on May 25, 2018. It has been a pleasure serving you, and thank you for your ongoing support over the years. Details here: lith.tc/2wtAAEp Klout came into the world … Continue reading Klout closes this week: are we now living in the world Klout built?

Blockchains: enabling a sustainable future?

Mid way through last year I raised the concept of blockchain in relation to transparency and responsibility aiding and disrupting material supply chains (within the context of the Grenfell Tower tragedy). Arup Foresight have just published a useful guide to Blockchain within the context of BIM that really should be essential reading for anyone working in … Continue reading Blockchains: enabling a sustainable future?

Martin Brown Publications

  Listed below are my recent, and not so recent publications and significant articles Regenerative Design in the Digital Practice Published September 2019 A Handbook for the Built Environment Edited by Emanuele Naboni and Lisanne Havinga  Architectural design can no longer only be concerned with developing artefacts that produce reduced environmental impacts within a certain … Continue reading Martin Brown Publications

Healthy Buildings and Wellness: 12 Insights

Alison Nicholls, Associate Director, Constructing Excellence, put together the following, excellent summary of the recent Heathy Buildings and Wellness event held on the 31st January 2017.  The event was hosted Aecom at their Aldgate Tower offices, designed to meet the very latest standards in healthy buildings and wellness. The business case behind healthy buildings and investing in standards … Continue reading Healthy Buildings and Wellness: 12 Insights