Howard W Ashcraft
A paper presented to the Society of Construction Law International Conference held in London, 6th-7th October 2008.
Howard Ashcraft describes Building Information Modeling and how it is being used in the United States, looking at both practical and legal aspects.
Introduction - BIM: definition and characteristics - How is BIM being used? - Commercial barriers to BIM - Legal concerns inherent with BIM - How BIM is used: BIM as a collaborative framework - Technical issues - Integrated project delivery: the way forward - Industry responses - Contractual frameworks - Conclusion.
Howard W Ashcraft is a partner of Hanson Bridgett, LLP of San Francisco, California; a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, an honorary member of American Institute of Architects California Council, and a LEED Accredited Professional.
Text 35 pages.