Towards Automated Building Energy Performance Simulation: For Building Information Modeling (BIM) based Renovation Projects
English books / April 24, 2017

Price: Based on an extensive exploration of current literature, it is apparent that the absence of a wider use of building energy performance (BEP) simulation in renovation projects, can be directly attributed to the great manual effort involved in conducting them. Acquiring, managing and utilising existing building data is currently of great interest to industry and academia alike, given the scale of existing, less energy efficient buildings making up a large percentage of the built environment, and the potential impact on carbon reduction for the sector as a whole. Capitalising on efficiency gains, made possible through the use of the latest digital technologies, the research developed a semi-automated workflow to minimise this manual and error prone effort. This Building Information Modeling (BIM) based workflow focused on utilising open format gbXML to enable seamless interoperability of data between BEP thermodynamic simulation tools and a Single Analysis Model (SAM 2.0), intelligently linked to the architectural BIM, providing an improved workflow and potentially facilitating the wider adoption of BEP simulation for renovation projects. Buy on Amazon

The Integration of Industrialized Building System (IBS) with BIM: A concept and Theory to Improve Construction Industry Productivity
English books / April 24, 2017

Price: Construction industry is becoming increasingly technology-oriented. Currently, modern IT based, mechanized based and software-based processes and tools play an active role in developing construction industry. Although many researchers have studied Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Industrialized Building System (IBS), but these topics have been rarely studied together. Hence, there is a gap between integration and coordination of IBS into BIM. In order to implement IBS into BIM successfully, specific frameworks and standards ought to be determined, developed and embedded in BIM software. At the present time, the construction industry is lacking information concerning predefined IBS geometrics and components, which can be used in BIM. This book is to integrate IBS with BIM by the virtue of solving and covering the existing functionality gap between BIM and IBS in order to increase the productivity and efficiency in the construction industry. Buy on Amazon

BIM for Architect-Client Communication of Building Design
English books / April 24, 2017

Price: Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies are revolutionizing how architecture is practiced and constructed and will impact how architects will communicate with clients, consultants, industry and among themselves. The objective of this study is to understand how BIM could improve architect-client communication during the schematic design phase of a design process. BIM can enhance the quality and quantity of information during the schematic design phase improving communication between architect and client. Buy on Amazon

A BIM Approach to Evidence-Based Courtroom Design: Support Evidence-Based Design through Enhanced Building Information Models
English books / April 24, 2017

Price: Over the past decade evidence-based design (EBD) has emerged as a novel approach to design decision- making, promising a structured approach to address key organizational objectives. Issues pertaining to appropriate representations of evidences, however, are still being examined. Moreover, an important source of data ?buildings-in-use data ? is not being tapped owing to several technical and methodological impediments. Advances in conceptual data modeling offer a unique strategy to interface post-occupancy evaluation (POE) data with design decision-making. This book reports the use of EXPRESS modeling language to develop a conceptual data structure for POE data, and integrate POE data with as-built building descriptions. It describes an improved way to structure buildings-in-use data to support EBD. Actual performance data from 26 trial courtrooms is used in this book to illustrate a range of decision support scenarios in courtroom design. This book should be of particular interest to academics and professionals in the domains of building information modeling, justice design, workplace design, and evidence-based design. Buy on Amazon

Delivering Construction-Operations Building information exchange (COBie) in GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD
English books / April 23, 2017

Price: This book explains how to deliver and check quality Cobie data during design. Readers will learn where to create Archicad templates to streamline Cobie production and coordinate the work of multiple designers. Improved understanding of Cobie in Archicad will allow readers to: – Provide Cobie as an extension of existing design practice – Develop Cobie templates to streamline high-quality exports – Respond to alternative client Cobie requirements – Demonstrate the quality of your Cobie files – Clearly explain the requirements for Cobie – Justify decisions about Cobie content included, and not included – Communicate Cobie requirements with consultants The authors are the inventor of Cobie, Bill East, and the world-known Archicad expert and Cobie enthusiast, Robert Jackson. The authors developed simulated contract drawings, models, and export files for a small college dormitory. Readers can download these files, free-of-charge, and compare their work with the examples provided. Buy on Amazon

BIM for Building Owners and Developers: Making a Business Case for Using BIM on Projects
English books / April 23, 2017

Price: Use BIM to develop strategies, expedite projects, improve outcomes, and save money. BIM is far more than an “upgrade” to the latest CAD software. It is a process improvement tool that leverages data to analyze and predict outcomes throughout the different phases of the building life cycle. The time for a building owner to get involved with the BIM process is not at the end of the building project but from the very beginning. BIM for Building Owners and Developers is the only guide that will help you, the owner and client, use BIM to increase transparency and create a more integrated design and construction process, which will result in better quality buildings at lower cost and in a shorter time frame. It will also help you understand what BIM can do for you and what you can expect in terms of process and commitments. You’ll discover how BIM can help improve your strategic planning, maximize ROI, support the decision-making processes, and fine-tune GAP analysis. In addition, BIM for Building Owners and Developers can help you: Understand, manage, and take advantage of the BIM paradigm shift Assemble a building as it would be constructed on site to help eliminate…

Building Information Modeling (PocketArchitecture)
English books / April 23, 2017

Price: This is a design guide for architects, engineers, and contractors concerning the principles and specific applications of building information modeling (BIM). BIM has the potential to revolutionize the building industry, and yet not all architects and construction professionals fully understand what the benefits of BIM are or even the fundamental concepts behind it. As part of the PocketArchitecture Series it includes two parts: fundamentals and applications, which provide a comprehensive overview of all the necessary and essential issues. It also includes case studies from a range of project sizes that illustrate the key concepts clearly and use a wide range of visual aids. Building Information Modeling addresses the key role that BIM is playing in shaping the software tools and office processes in the architecture, engineering, and construction professions. Primarily aimed at professionals, it is also useful for faculty who wish to incorporate this information into their courses on digital design, BIM, and professional practice. As a compact summary of key ideas it is ideal for anyone implementing BIM. Routledge Buy on Amazon

Virtual Building Systems Coordination: Using Navisworks Manage
English books / April 23, 2017

Price: The process of virtual building-systems coordination currently represents one of the leading methodologies for increasing profitability and productivity in the construction industry. Defined processes with appropriate software have enabled contractors and designers to build and design complex virtually systems with high levels confidence. Confidence and detail provide for prefabrication of building systems and components, reducing the labor and excess materials necessary to fabricate and install building systems in a field setting. Some estimations place this labor and reduced materials figure up to 30%. While 30% may be an educated guess, the truth does hold true that preplanning and prefabrication of building components saves significant time and field labor. The key element in the prefabrication process is the ability to confidently coordinate building systems and components to a high level of accuracy. A highly defined process, adaptable to the needs of a specific project, provides the necessary level of accuracy and confidence. However in concert with a defined process, internal changes to the business model and management must also occur. For various reasons, many companies do not leverage the technology in the most efficient and effective methods. In fact, many companies hold fast to established internal processes and attempt force…