Landscape Institute’s “BIM for Landscape” set for May 19th release

Credit: Landscape Institute
Credit: Landscape Institute

We thought we had cracked the code regarding the release date of the Landscape Institute‘s eagerly anticipated BIM for Landscape book back in September, but it seems that a more concrete time frame has been announced.

Originally listed for a March 2016 release date on Amazon, the listing for the Henry Fenby-Taylor penned book lists a May 19th, 2016 release date. Following a period of being named “BIM for Landscape Architecture” by Amazon, the product’s description has also reverted back to the assumed title of BIM for Landscape.

The note on the book’s Amazon page describes the book as “an essential companion to the landscape professional at any stage of their BIM journey”, and also explains some of the content:

BIM for Landscape shows how BIM can enhance collaboration with other professionals and clients, streamline information processes, improve decision-making and deliver well-designed landscape projects that are right first time, on schedule and on budget.

This book looks at the organisational, technological and professional practice implications of BIM adoption. It discusses in detail the standards, structures and information processes that form BIM Level 2-compliant workflows, highlighting the role of the landscape professional within the new ways of working that BIM entails. It also looks in depth at the digital tools used in BIM projects, emphasising the ‘information’ in Building Information Modelling, and the possibilities that data-rich models offer in landscape design, maintenance and management.

The book was originally slated for a £49.99 price tag, and is now set at £39.99.

Speaking exclusively to BIMcrunch back in September, author Henry told us of the book’s finishing touches: “The book has evolved hugely over the last few months, all due credit goes to Lesley Malone who has done an excellent job editing this book to make it readable and still informative. I’m really excited to be making the final tweaks bringing the book together in its final stages.”

We reached out to the Landscape Institute about what appears to be the final, final release date. A spokesperson told us: “The Landscape Institute’s BIM for Landscape is expected to be published in May this year. It will explore what landscape architecture practices need to consider to become compliant and will signpost key documents such as the Pillars of BIM.”

Visit the Landscape Institute’s Twitter account for more information on the book’s launch when it becomes available.

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