Sunday, July 19, 2009

Stuff you’ve seen here

I am very excited to tell you that stuff you’ve seen here in this blog has been immortalized in the greatest known library in our universe, the Library of Congress in the USA. The book I refer to is Introducing Revit Architecture 2010: BIM for Beginners and although I did not write it, you’ll find one of my images on the cover! Written by Tatjana Dzambazova, Eddy Krygiel, and Greg Demchak, the book provides a thorough introduction to Revit and BIM and includes Revit’s capabilities, smart workflows, best practices, secrets, and tips among many other things. It is a very well-rounded book for those of you who are beginning to use Revit, and the book will benefit even those who have been using Revit for a while. In the center is a color section showing some inspiring work from folks from around the world. Some of my colleagues at KlingStubbins have the pleasure of showing their Revit design board for an Ops Center in Equador, in the soft gooey color center of the book. You’ll also see the Design slam ‘08 images from below printed in high fidelity.


Another book by the same three authors takes a more in-depth look at Revit and attempts to get the reader to a “Revit Master”  level of expertise. Mastering Revit Architecture 2010 is a very good resource for both beginners and experienced Reviteers. The book takes a clear look at the new Concept Design tool and workflows that…work. Something of a Revit Bible, MRA2010 is a valuable tool for the new era of Architecture and BIM and IPD that we are a part of.

If you are starting to learn Revit, I highly recommend these books. Naturally I am a little biased because my work is on the cover of the first but in all honesty I would have loved to have these two books when I started to learn Revit many years ago.


Craig Barbieri

P.S. It' has been a while since I last posted and if you like excuses, it’s because of a thorough commitment to my firm’s, KlingStubbins’ successful and final migration to Revit in Architecture, Structure, and MEP at the end of this year.  I have also been distracted by my wife and her business which is launching a new line of fabrics with her patterns very soon.

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