Proprietary: the Dirtiest Word in Data

Should architects, engineers and contractors give it away? By this I’m not referring to pro-bono work. Companies have a proprietary right to their property. Firms own their work and have the right to give away the copyright. Possession is, after all, nine-tenths of the law. Firms have a right to make a living. But not […]

Why Do We Build the Way That We Do?

The Data-Driven Design and Construction (3D + C) blog will feature and, where possible, follow and review, key industry events related to the subject of my book. On December 10, 2013 AIA Seattle will be hosting the one-day Data-Driven Design Forum featuring presentations, case studies, and panel discussions. Based on the invited list of speakers, […]

Welcome to Data Driven Design and Construction

Over the next year I will be writing a book, Data-Driven Design and Construction, to be published by John Wiley and Sons in 2015. The same folks who published my last book, BIM and Integrated Design, back in 2011. Since that book focused on information (the “I” in BIM), and this one on data, by […]