In this HCD.08 session video, Scott Davidson, AIA, associate vice-president, Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, presents thoughts on using building information modeling (BIM) in ways that can benefit a much wider audience than just designers and building owners. Using BIM as an on-the-fly, live application, designers and planners can save time and money by collaborating on color-coded floorplans based on distinctions such as energy use, department, cost-per-square-foot, and funding source.

HCD.09 is taking place October 31 to November 3 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.