BIM Content Development: Standards, Strategies, and Best Practices

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 31, 2011 - Architecture - 448 pages
From the cutting-edge of technology comes this book on Building Information Modeling (BIM), the newest technology in the AEC industry that allows the professional to create 3D models of a building that includes much more data than a traditional 2D CAD file. Developing BIM Content explains the type of information that can go into a BIM model from a vendor-neutral perspective and explores different methods for organizing content. For anyone interested in creating feature-rich BIM object and models that work on any platform, this is a must-have reference.

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Using this Book
The Mental Transition to Building Information
Content Hierarchy
Understanding Parameters Attributes
Standards and Formats
Where to Begin
Basic Modeling Considerations
Creation and Management of Materials
Knowledge Management
BIM Data and Specifications
Site and Landscape Components
Detailing and Annotations

CAD Imports and Nonparametric Obiects
Quality Control
OmniCIass Table 49 Properties

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Robert S. Weygant, CSI, CDT, SCIP, chairs the Construction Specifications Institute's (CSI's) BIM Practice Group, sits on its Technical Committee, and is the President of the New Hampshire chapter. Weygant has worked as a general contractor, manufacturer's representative and specifier, and currently is an independent BIM consultant/developer.

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