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Building Information Modeling For Dummies

Author/EditorMordue, Stefan, Swaddle, Paul & Philp, D (Author)
Swaddle, Paul (Author)
Philp, David (Author)
ISBN: 9781119060055
Pub Date30/10/2015
BindingPaperback
Pages416
Dimensions (mm)234(h) * 185(w) * 23(d)
Offers what you need to make the most of building information modeling. If you're looking to get involved in the world of BIM, but don't quite know where to start, this book helps you in collaborative building using one coherent system of computer models rather than as separate sets of drawings.
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Everything you need to make the most of building information modeling
If you're looking to get involved in the world of BIM, but don't quite know where to start, Building Information Modeling For Dummies is your one-stop guide to collaborative building using one coherent system of computer models rather than as separate sets of drawings. Inside, you'll find an easy-to-follow introduction to BIM and hands-on guidance for understanding drivers for change, the benefits of BIM, requirements you need to get started, and where BIM is headed.


The future of BIM is bright it provides the industry with an increased understanding of predictability, improved efficiency, integration and coordination, less waste, and better value and quality. Additionally, the use of BIM goes beyond the planning and design phase of the project, extending throughout the building life cycle and supporting processes, including cost management, construction management, project management, and facility operation. Now heavily adopted in the U.S., Hong Kong, India, Singapore, France, Canada, and countless other countries, BIM is set to become a mandatory practice in building work in the UK, and this friendly guide gives you everything you need to make sense of it fast.


Demonstrates how BIM saves time and waste on site
Shows you how the information generated from BIM leads to fewer errors on site
Explains how BIM is based on data sets that describe objects virtually, mimicking the way they'll be handled physically in the real world
Helps you grasp how the integration of BIM allows every stage of the life cycle to work together without data or process conflict


Written by a team of well-known experts, this friendly, hands-on guide gets you up and running with BIM fast.

Everything you need to make the most of building information modeling
If you're looking to get involved in the world of BIM, but don't quite know where to start, Building Information Modeling For Dummies is your one-stop guide to collaborative building using one coherent system of computer models rather than as separate sets of drawings. Inside, you'll find an easy-to-follow introduction to BIM and hands-on guidance for understanding drivers for change, the benefits of BIM, requirements you need to get started, and where BIM is headed.


The future of BIM is bright it provides the industry with an increased understanding of predictability, improved efficiency, integration and coordination, less waste, and better value and quality. Additionally, the use of BIM goes beyond the planning and design phase of the project, extending throughout the building life cycle and supporting processes, including cost management, construction management, project management, and facility operation. Now heavily adopted in the U.S., Hong Kong, India, Singapore, France, Canada, and countless other countries, BIM is set to become a mandatory practice in building work in the UK, and this friendly guide gives you everything you need to make sense of it fast.


Demonstrates how BIM saves time and waste on site
Shows you how the information generated from BIM leads to fewer errors on site
Explains how BIM is based on data sets that describe objects virtually, mimicking the way they'll be handled physically in the real world
Helps you grasp how the integration of BIM allows every stage of the life cycle to work together without data or process conflict


Written by a team of well-known experts, this friendly, hands-on guide gets you up and running with BIM fast.

Stefan Mordue is a chartered architect, construction project manager, registered CDM coordinator, and NBS technical author. Paul Swaddle is a chartered architect, BIM futurist, and NBS business solutions consultant. David Philip is head of BIM at Mace and part of the HM Government Task Group Core BIM team.

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Building Information Modeling 5 Chapter 1: Defining Building Information Modeling (BIM) 7 Chapter 2: Explaining the Building Part of BIM: It's Not Just Buildings 15 Chapter 3: Examining the Information Part of BIM 25 Chapter 4: Discussing the Modeling Part of BIM (and Management Too) 41 Chapter 5: Grasping the Fundamentals and Understanding What BIM Is 51 Part II: Creating the Foundations for BIM 69 Chapter 6: Looking at the Digital World Around You 71 Chapter 7: Preparing the Foundations for BIM 89 Chapter 8: Setting Up a Collaborative BIM Workflow 105 Part III: Understanding BIM Requirements and Developing BIM Processes 121 Chapter 9: Mandating BIM in the UK and across the Globe 123 Chapter 10: Standardizing the Modeling of BIM Objects 149 Chapter 11: Collaborating through BIM Requirements 171 Chapter 12: Encouraging BIM in Your Office or On-Site 187 Chapter 13: Developing BIM Plans and Strategies 203 Chapter 14: Considering the Issues that BIM Presents 219 Part IV: Measuring the Real-World Benefits of BIM 233 Chapter 15: Evaluating BIM Benefits and Investment 235 Chapter 16: Using BIM On-Site and BIM for Health and Safety 247 Chapter 17: Identifying All the Users of BIM 265 Part V: Exploring the Future of BIM 285 Chapter 18: Building the Future of Construction 287 Chapter 19: Eyeing the Possibilities: The Future of BIM 303 Chapter 20: Forecasting How New Technology Will Drive BIM 321 Part VI: The Part of Tens 335 Chapter 21: Ten Types of BIM Tools, Software, and Platforms to Consider 337 Chapter 22: Ten of the Best BIM Resources 341 Chapter 23: Ten (or So) Myth-Busting Questions and Answers 349 Appendix A: Glossary 355 Appendix B: Your Handy BIM Checklist 363 Appendix C: Examining BIM and Education 365 Index 369

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