The Data on Data Driven Design and Construction
I thought I’d provide an update on Data Driven Design and Construction to be published by John Wiley & Sons and hope this answers your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
When will the book finally be published?
For the publication of Data Driven Design and Construction: 25 Strategies for Capturing, Analyzing and Applying Building Data, we’re looking at Fall 2015.
The author again?
The book was written by Randy Deutsch AIA, LEED AP
The number of data driven strategies that appear in the book?
As suggested by the subtitle, the book contains 25 Strategies for Capturing, Analyzing and Applying Building Data.
Who wrote the book’s Foreword?
James Timberlake FAIA, Partner at KieranTimberlake wrote a truly remarkable, inspiring Foreword for the book. We couldn’t be happier with it.
Tell me the gist of the book in a sentence?
That’s not really a question. This is a FAQ. While recognizing the value of BIM, most individuals and firms use BIM tools today as a document creation tool, when instead design and construction professionals need to recognize BIM’s real value as a database, and start treating it like one. (That, and about 1267 other things worth knowing.)
How many trees will die?
None if you read it in iBooks or on your Kindle. The book manuscript is 798 pages long. How many total pages the actual book will contain is up to Wiley – and what both the aided and unaided eye can see in the way of readable font size.
You’re kidding me. 798 pages?
The book contains 141,125 words (not including the index.)
How much will that set me back?
No pricing information at this time. As Sherlock Holmes said, “it is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.”
How is the book organized?
The book is written in three parts.
PART I: Why Data, Why Now?
PART II: Capturing, Analyzing and Applying Building Data
PART III: What Data Means for You, Your Firm, Profession and Industry
And nine chapters plus an epilogue, so 10.
Chapter 1 The Data Turn
Chapter 2 A Data-Driven Design Approach for Buildings
Chapter 3 Learning from Data
Chapter 4 Capturing and Mining Project Data
Chapter 5 Analyzing Data
Chapter 6 Applying Data
Chapter 7 Data in Construction and Operations
Chapter 8 Data for Building Owners and End Users
Chapter 9 Building a Case for Leveraging Data
Epilogue The Future of Data in AEC
How many pieces of software are mentioned in the book?
The book strives to be vendor agnostic. That said, 69 separate software and apps are discussed.
Do you mention Meerkat?
How about Grasshopper plugins Ladybug and Honeybee?
You’ll just have to wait to find out.
Will I know any of the people or firms mentioned in the book?
A list of the experts, innovators and thought leaders interviewed for the book (in alphabetical order) and their firms, institutions and universities:
Jill Bergman, Director of Healthcare and Knowledge Management, dsk architects
Bill East, PhD, PE, F.ASCE, bSa Projects Coordinator, Founder, Prairie Sky Consulting LLC
Mads Jensen, CEO, Sefaira
That’s a cool book cover.
Thanks. But that’s not a question. The image featured on the book cover is the Hangzhou stadium by NBBJ, image by Andrew Heumann, Leader of NBBJ’s Design Computation team (with shoutout to Nathan Miller.)
More information on the availability of the book to follow as soon as it is available. Leave a question or comment in the comments below or contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org