THE ART OF
3D CONSTRUCTION MODELING
This book is an illustrated
index of the step-by-step video explanations posted
to the Insitebuilders video collection and linked from the book’s
CD. Look for the icons on the pages to find links
to videos and downloads that will help you master the
art of construction modeling.
Construction models are piece-based
assemblies, built to simulate a real-world process.
They are organized to be assembled and disassembled
to illustrate both sequence and practice, mixing staged images
with animations and detailed simulations to visually
As a preconstruction
tool, construction models make it easier to plan and anticipate
the challenges often buried in a set of contract documents. They
also help evaluate changes during construction
and visually communicate alternate approaches
to achieve the same result.
The power of construction
models is in the simplicity of their production.
Models like the example included in this book are quickly shaped
and assembled from a library of components.
With practice, larger and more complex buildings, mechanical and
electrical systems, or engineered structures can be assembled
from your own collection of proprietary components, cut
and pasted from previous projects
to quickly communicate construction.