Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice
English books / April 22, 2017

Price: The bright future and exciting possibilities of BIM Many architects and engineers regard BIM as a disruptive force, changing the way building professionals design, build, and ultimately manage a built structure. With its emphasis on continuing advances in BIM research, teaching, and practice, Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice encourages readers to transform disruption to opportunity and challenges them to reconsider their preconceptions about BIM. Thought leaders from universities and professional practice composed essays exploring BIM’s potential to improve the products and processes of architectural design including the structure and content of the tools themselves. These authors provide insights for assessing the current practice and research directions of BIM and speculate about its future. The twenty-six chapters are thematically grouped in six sections that present complementary and sometimes incompatible positions: Design Thinking and BIM BIM Analytics Comprehensive BIM Reasoning with BIM Professional BIM BIM Speculations Together, these authors provide stimulating ideas regarding new directions in building information modeling. Buy on Amazon

Autodesk Navisworks 2017 (R1): Essentials: Autodesk Authorized Publisher
English books / April 22, 2017

Price: The Autodesk® Navisworks® 2017 (R1): Essentials student guide instructs students in best approaches to combine 3D geometry from cross disciplines into one scene to enable effective model reviews. Through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum, students acquire the knowledge needed to review and markup the model, use TimeLiner, Animator, Scripter, Quantification, Autodesk Rendering, as well as the Clash Detective tools within the Autodesk Navisworks software. Using the functionality of the Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate, and Manage features, students learn how to open, review, quantify, and run object-interference checks on 3D models. Students also learn how to link to task-scheduling files and create 4D construction simulations. Using the Animator and Scripter tools, students create interactive animations. In addition, students learn how the Autodesk Rendering tools can help them create photorealistic images and animations. Topics Covered Describe the main features and functionality of the Autodesk® Navisworks® software. Open and append 3D files of different formats and save in the Autodesk Navisworks format. Create links to object properties files and scheduling files in external databases. Perform visual project model reviews using the built-in review and reporting tools. Create construction simulations of a project model to check validity of construction schedules. Use Animator and Scripter to…

Project Management with Archicad
English books / April 22, 2017

Price: Working on a daily basis with a complex software such as ArchiCAD, an optimized and efficient handling is essential. Of course, many roads lead to the goal, but why take the long-winded path if there are shorter and faster methods saving your company time and thus money? This book provides you with a very special working method for ArchiCAD, optimized over the years, which does by far not include the software’s handling alone. It goes a big step further: organization of projects, file management, technical planning and the use of valuable tips and tricks are treated in this book, as well as the implementation of systematic company standards to increase efficiency in your company. Buy on Amazon

Design Integration Using Autodesk Revit 2017
English books / April 22, 2017

Price: Design Integration Using Autodesk Revit 2017 is designed to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge of Autodesk Revit tools and techniques. All three disciplines of the Revit platform are introduced in this textbook. This approach gives you a broad overview of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process. The topics cover the design integration of most of the building disciplines: Architectural, Interior Design, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical. Civil is not covered, but adding topography to your model is. Each book comes with access to numerous video presentations of the written material as well as bonus chapters. Throughout the book you develop a two story law office. The drawings start with the floor plans and develop all the way to photo-realistic renderings similar to the one on the cover of this book. Along the way the building s structure, ductwork, plumbing and electrical (power and lighting) are modeled. By the end, you will have a thorough knowledge of many of the Revit basics needed to be productive in a classroom or office environment. Even if you will only be working with one component of Revit in your chosen profession, this book will give you important knowledge on how the other…

Implementing Virtual Design and Construction using BIM: Current and future practices
English books / April 22, 2017

Price: Implementing Virtual Design and Construction using BIM outlines the team structure, software and production ecosystem needed for an effective Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) process through current real world case studies of projects both in development and under construction. It provides the reader with a better understanding of the successful implementation of VDC and Building Information Modeling (BIM), and the benefits to the project team throughout the design and construction process. For readers already familiar with VDC, the book will provide invaluable examples of best practices and real world solutions. Richly illustrated in color with actual VDC documentation, visualizations, and statistics, the reader is shown the real processes undertaken and outputs generated when working on high profile building information models. Online animations, interviews with practitioners, and downloadable templates, forms and files make this an interactive and highly engaging way to learn a crucial set of skills. While keeping up with current industry practice is a minimum requirement, this book goes further by helping you prepare for the next level of virtual design and construction. This is essential reading for project managers, construction managers, architects, design managers, and anybody with a role in BIM or virtual construction.Taylor Francis Buy on Amazon

Up and Running with Autodesk Navisworks 2016
English books / April 22, 2017

Price: This textbook has been written keeping in mind the requirements of BIM and plant industries. The author has specifically covered a number of pain-points that the users face on day-to-day basis in their work. Real-world BIM and Plant models have been used as tutorials in this book. You will be able to find various similarities between the models used in this textbook and your current projects. This will allow you to apply the concepts learned in this textbook to your day-to-day work. The following are some salient features of this textbook: Complimentary access to the videos of all tutorials in the textbook. 696 pages of in-depth coverage of all modules of Autodesk Navisworks Simulate and Manage. Detailed discussion of the Autodesk Navisworks tools and concepts followed by Plant and BIM tutorials. Around 450 pages of tutorials on real-world Plant and Building models. Detailed coverage of the Clash Detective module and the switchback functionality. Timeliner based clash tests included in tutorials. Tutorial on performing clash test with point cloud data. Project-based chapter on Autodesk BIM 360 Glue Integration with Autodesk Navisworks. Project-based chapter on Autodesk Navisworks for Factory Design Suite. Special tutorial on the animation of the subsea Remotely Operated…

The Aubin Academy Revit Architecture: 2016 and beyond
English books / April 22, 2017

Price: The Aubin Academy Revit Architecture combines a straightforward, reader-friendly style with detailed project-focused exercises that encourage you to learn by doing. Readers will gain practical, firsthand experience with the powerful and popular Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software; purpose-built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), which industry leading architects and building design professionals are using to move beyond traditional Computer Aided Design (CAD) and drafting to manage complex projects, foster collaboration and boost productivity. With tools for early schematic design and planning, detailed design development studies and tools to create complete sets of deliverables including traditional construction document sets and modern digital output, Revit offers the modern architect everything they need to be successful in today’s competitive market. Within these pages you will find a concise manual focused squarely on the rationale and practicality of creating architectural projects within the BIM paradigm. The emphasis is on proven best-practice procedures rather than a series of independent commands and tools. The goal of each lesson is to help readers complete building design projects successfully. You will find equal emphasis on “why” individual tools and features are used, not just “how” to performs the picks and clicks. The text and exercises seek to give the…

BIM Specifics: An illustrative guide to implement Building Information Modeling
English books / April 22, 2017

Price: Often times, BIM implementation and management is perceived as a tiring process requiring extensive documentation. This has resulted in little to no interest shown by young architects or students to pursue a career in BIM. The book “BIM Specifics” aims to show the process of implementation in a graphical manner to engage both students and young industry professionals. It helps readers to gain the introductory knowledge required to kick start the implementation process at their organization in a structured manner. This is also useful for business owners to quickly grasp the steps involved in a typical implementation process. Buy on Amazon

Autodesk Navisworks 2017 Using Autodesk Navisworks in a BIM Workflow: Autodesk Authorized Publisher
English books / April 22, 2017

Price: The Autodesk® Navisworks® 2017: Using Autodesk Navisworks in a BIM Workflow student guide teaches you how to better predict project outcomes, reduce conflicts and changes, and achieve lower project risk using the Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage software in a BIM workflow. Building Information Modeling (BIM) encompasses the entire building life cycle. BIM includes all phases of the design process, from model creation, to construction, and ending at operations and maintenance. Using a BIM workflow, you will learn how a design changes throughout the BIM process, and how the changes affect the BIM model. Over the course of this student guide, you will learn how to consolidate civil, architectural, structural, and MEP models into one BIM model. Starting with an AutoCAD® Civil 3D® drawing file, you will append various Autodesk® Revit® and Autodesk® Inventor® models and check for conflicts. Next, you will use review and markup tools for communicating issues across disciplines. Finally, you will use TimeLiner, Animator, and Clash Detective to simulate construction and find constructibility issues and on-site clashes. This student guide is designed for new and experienced users of the Autodesk Navisworks software in multiple disciplines. This student guide has been developed using software version 14.0.1298.75. Topics Covered…

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 No Experience Required: Autodesk Official Press
English books / April 22, 2017

Price: Go from beginner to guru quickly with the ultimate Revit Architecture 2016 guide Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 No Experience Required is your ultimate hands-on guide for mastering this essential BIM software. With step-by-step instruction and a continuous tutorial approach, this invaluable guide walks you through the design of a four-story office building. You’ll be led through the entire design, documentation, and presentation process with expert instruction and helpful tips, so you can quickly become confident and productive. You’ll follow a real-world workflow as you jump right into modeling, first placing doors and windows, then building floors layer-by-layer, adding roofs and ceilings, stairs, ramps, and railings. Coverage includes crucial information on detailing, view and match line information, and printing, plus advanced topics like curtain walls, sweeps, embedded families, and formulas. You’ll delve into site considerations including grading and topsurface features, and integrate them into your design at the rendering stage. The companion website provides downloadable tutorial files so you can jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros. Revit is the industry-leading Building Information Management software, hailed for its power and sophistication. This guide helps you get the most out of the software, with expert instruction and…