the newsletter of tbd consultants - edition 6, 2nd qtr 2007
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Greed, Fear & Reality
What's happening with the Bay Area construction market, and is there any similarity between the way construction prices have been going and the way the Stock Market has been going? This article looks into these issues.
BIM - Building Information Modeling
What is BIM? Is it just 3-D CAD or more? Actually, it can go to a few more dimensions than just three, and yes, it goes much further than basic CAD software. In this article we look into this, not new, but increasingly popular computerized construction design process.
Revit is a Building Information Modeling software application that become very popular. How does it differ from CAD? How do different team members cooperate on the same model? In this article we look at these and other questions regarding Revit.
Lease-leaseback is a procurement method that has become popular in recent years for new school projects. In this article we look at what lease-leasback is, how it works, and why school districts use it.
Design consultant: Katie Levine of Vallance, Inc.