"James L. Sipes, ASLA, provides a detailed discussion about Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology and the various tools that allow for the creation of detailed 3D models. These tools can simplify the process of designing complex spaces and allow design, planning, and construction disciplines to work seamlessly throughout a project. While BIM has traditionally been used in building construction, Sipes explains how various tools can be applied to landscape architecture. The LATIS also includes a comprehensive discussion of BIM standards, applications, and currently available programs. Highlighted are several projects to which BIM has been applied, along with numerous illustrations of its use."