• Book Name: BIM Handbook A Guide to Building Information Modeling Third Edition
  • Pages: 682
  • Size: 17 MB

BIM | Building Information Modeling Handbook PDF

bim | building information modeling handbook pdf

Contents of BIM | Building Information Modeling Handbook PDF

  • CHAPTER 1 Introduction
  • CHAPTER 2 Core Technologies and Software
  • CHAPTER 3 Collaboration and Interoperabilit
  • CHAPTER 4 BIM for Owners and Facility Managers
  • CHAPTER 5 BIM for Architects and Engineers
  • CHAPTER 6 BIM for Contractors
  • CHAPTER 7 BIM for Subcontractors and Fabricators
  • CHAPTER 8 Facilitators of BIM Adoption and Implementation
  • CHAPTER 9 The Future: Building with BIM
  • CHAPTER 10 BIM Case Studies

Preface of BIM | Building Information Modeling Handbook PDF

This book is about the process of design, construction, and facility management called building information modeling (BIM). It provides an in-depth understanding of BIM technologies, the business and organizational issues associated with its implementation, and the profound impacts that effective use of BIM can provide to all parties involved in a facility over its lifetime. The book explains how designing, constructing, and operating buildings with BIM differs from pursuing the same activities in the traditional way using drawings, whether paper or electronic. BIM is changing the way buildings look, the way they function, and the ways in which they are built.

Throughout the book, we have intentionally and consistently used the term “BIM” to describe an activity (meaning building information modeling), rather than an object (building information model). This reflects our belief that BIM is not a thing or a type of software but a socio-technical system that ultimately involves broad process changes in design, construction, and facility management. At a minimum, BIM systems function at the level of the organization (manifested as a construction project, company, or owner organization) shown in Figure 00–01.

Perhaps most important is that BIM creates significant opportunity for society at large to achieve more sustainable building construction processes and higher performance facilities with fewer resources and lower risk than can be achieved using traditional practices.

Our motivation in writing this book was to provide a thorough and consolidated reference to help students and practitioners in the construction industry learn about this exciting approach, in a format independent of the commercial interests that guide vendors’ literature on the subject. There are many truths and myths in the generally accepted perceptions of the state of the art of BIM. We hope that The BIM Handbook will help reinforce the truths, dispel the myths, and guide our readers to successful implementations. Some well-meaning decision makers and practitioners in the construction industry at-large have had disappointing experiences after attempting to adopt BIM, because their efforts and expectations were based on misconceptions and inadequate planning. If this book can help readers avoid these frustrations and costs, we will have succeeded.

Collectively, the authors have a wealth of experience with BIM, both with the technologies it uses and the processes it supports. We believe that BIM represents a paradigm change that will have far-reaching impacts and benefits, not only for those in the construction industry but for society at large, as better buildings are built that consume fewer materials and require less labor and capital resources and that operate more efficiently. We make no claim that the book is objective in terms of our judgment of the necessity for BIM. At the same time, of course, we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the facts and figures presented.

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