BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 25, 2011 - Architecture - 640 pages
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"The BIM Handbook is an extensively researched andmeticulously written book, showing evidence of years of work ratherthan something that has been quickly put together in the course ofa few months. It brings together most of the current informationabout BIM, its history, as well as its potential future in oneconvenient place, and can serve as a handy reference book on BIMfor anyone who is involved in the design, construction, andoperation of buildings and needs to know about the technologiesthat support it. The need for such a book is indisputable, and itis terrific that Chuck Eastman and his team were able to step up tothe plate and make it happen. Thanks to their efforts, anyone inthe AEC industry looking for a deeper understanding of BIM nowknows exactly where to look for it."
—AECbytes book review, August 28, 2008(www.aecbytes.com/review/2008/BIMHandbook.html)

Discover BIM: A better way to build better buildings

Building Information Modeling (BIM) offers a novelapproach to design, construction, and facility management in whicha digital representation of the building process is used tofacilitate the exchange and interoperability of information indigital format. BIM is beginning to change the way buildings look,the way they function, and the ways in which they are designed andbuilt.

The BIM Handbook, Second Edition provides an in-depthunderstanding of BIM technologies, the business and organizationalissues associated with its implementation, and the profoundadvantages that effective use of BIM can provide to all members ofa project team. Updates to this edition include:

  • Completely updated material covering the current practice andtechnology in this fast-moving field

  • Expanded coverage of lean construction and its use of BIM, withspecial focus on Integrated Project Delivery throughout thebook

  • New insight on the ways BIM facilitates sustainable building

  • New information on interoperability schemas and collaborationtools

  • Six new case studies

Painting a colorful and thorough picture of the state of the artin building information modeling, the BIM Handbook, SecondEdition guides readers to successful implementations, helpingthem to avoid needless frustration and costs and take fulladvantage of this paradigm-shifting approach to construct betterbuildings that consume fewer materials and require less time,labor, and capital resources.

  

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About the author (2011)

Chuck Eastman is a Professor in the Colleges of Architectureand Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, andDirector of the Digital Building Laboratory, a university-industryconsortium, where heleads research in IT in building design andconstruction. He has been active in building modeling researchsince the 1970s and currently works with a variety of industrygroups developing BIM technology.

Paul Teicholz is Professor Emeritus at StanfordUniversity. After twenty-five years innovating with IT solutions inthe construction industry, he founded the Center for IntegratedFacility Engineering (CIFE) at Stanford in 1988 and directed thatprogram for tenyears. He was named the Construction Management "Manof the Year" by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1985 andawarded the Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in ConstructionTechnology by the National Building Museum in 2006.

Rafael Sacks is an Associate Professor in StructuralEngineering and Construction Management at Technion–IsraelInstitute of Technology. He founded and leads the VirtualConstruction and BIM Laboratory at the Israel National BuildingResearch Institute, and has conducted primary and applied BIMresearch for industry, government, and public organizations inNorth America, Europe, and Israel.

Kathleen Liston is CEO of Eco Offsite, a modularconstruction company. She co-founded Common Point Technologies,Inc., a construction simulation software company. She has workedwith a variety of organizations, including Autodesk, Walt Disney,DPR Construction, and Mortenson Construction, developingtechnologies and processes to implement BIM. She has a PhD andmaster's from Stanford University in civil and environmentalengineering and a bachelor of architecture from the University ofNotre Dame.

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