Building Information Modeling is one of the most important recent technical developments of professional practice, and the School houses world leading expertise in this field. The Digital Building Lab is one of the leading international institutions in the study of the technical and practice impacts of BIM. The DBL brings students, professional firms, technology companies and industry advancement organizations together to define the technical standards, design and building process changes, and economic and legislative impacts of redefining practice through new information modeling and management paradigms.
The program’s long standing expertise in AEC data interoperability and exchange processes provides the background for developing next generation web connected paradigms for industry data exchange and interoperability. This research track combines the programs traditional strength in developing the means for representing building components and information exchanges with research in the web architectures, data protocols, and project- or enterprise workflows that can be constructed to support next generation AEC processes.
Professor, School of Architecture
Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Director, Digital Building Laboratory