Schemmer’s Mark Higgins featured in Midlands Business Journal

Midlands Business Journal | November 20, 2015

More firms transition to BIM as software advances


Schemmer’s Mark Higgins, AIA, LEED AP, was quoted in Midlands Business Journal’s “Architecture” section regarding the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the transition to this form of design.

“BIM is truly a decision-making tool,” said Higgins. “We are able to analyze the building’s performance prior to construction and provide more value utilizing features for site planning, daylighting and energy analysis.” Autodesk Revit, the primary software used by the building industry, was first released in 2000. Schemmer began the transition from 2-D CADD in 2006, and completed its first sizable, multi-discipline Revit project in 2010.

Higgins said adopting Revit can provide more accurate 3-D modeled documents including “enhanced visualization of the design” as well as “communicate the design intent and engage the client.”

To read the full Midlands Business Journal article, view page 45.