French landscape architecture industry debate “priority” BIM

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The adoption of Building Information Modelling has been labelled as a “priority” by a French landscape architecture industry group.

The National Federation of Professional Horticulturists and Nurserymen (FNPHP) met in Paris on January 19th, with FNPHP’s President Francois Felix announcing his intention to lead on the creation of a shared approach to reap the BIM benefits. “This priority area will facilitate the settlement of other issues,” stated Felix.

“If we are not going to utilise BIM, others we impose,” explained Philippe Thébaud, Landscape Designer to Lemoniteur. “We shall find a way to recognize our rights in the production chain, faced with consultants and architects.

The article then looks at an exemplar of how BIM will aid the successful plantation and upkeep of various tree species across the Canal du Midi. The piece notes that “the diversification of urban tree species will make their maintenance more complex – BIM will facilitate this work.”

This news follows our Editor’s high praise for landscape architect Lauren Schmidt‘s work. She presented at RTC Europe 2015, and Jack described her expertise as “glorious”.

Read more on France’s plans for landscape BIM here.

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