Can the BIM be used for modelling landscape? Before summer holidays I share a research that we made. Thanks to Laura Ferrara and Maria Rita Longo for the support.
Many landscape architects believe that BIM is strongly bound to the building model as the word sais. In some ways the switch to BIM is a bit difficult because it requires a substantial change in the processes, but at the same time BIM don’t creates only a 3D model, it gives to all the component the info you need. In this way you don’t need to create every single detail of the landscape component but you just give them all the information every landscape architect needs to know about. For example you don’t need to draw the tree in every single detail because you can have the info about that tree: which kind it is, how many water does it need; in this way you work with a lighter model. This is also very important during the executive phase because it concern you to avoid every kind of interference because everything is simplified. Thanks to BIM process, also for landscape, we can earn time and money because we can know problems and quantities in advantage.