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

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…

BIM and Integrated Design: Strategies for Architectural Practice
English books / April 22, 2017

Price: The first book devoted to the subject of how BIM affects individuals and organizations working within the ever-changing construction industry, BIM and Integrated Design discusses the implementation of building information modeling software as a cultural process with a focus on the technology’s impact and transformative effect—both potentially disruptive and liberating—on the social, psychological, and practical aspects of the workplace. BIM and Integrated Design answers the questions that BIM poses to the firm that adopts it. Through thorough research and a series of case study interviews with industry leaders—and leaders in the making out from behind the monitor—BIM and Integrated Design helps you learn: Effective learning strategies for fully understanding BIM software and its use Key points about integrated design to help you promote the process to owners and your team How BIM changes not only the technology, process, and delivery but also the leadership playing field How to become a more effective leader no matter where you find yourself in the organization or on the project team How the introduction of BIM into the workforce has significant education, recruitment, and training implications Covering all of the human issues brought about or exacerbated by the advent of BIM into the…