Building Information Modeling For Dummies
English books / April 23, 2017

Price: Everything you need to make the most of building information modeling If you’re looking to get involved in the world of BIM, but don’t quite know where to start, Building Information Modeling For Dummies is your one-stop guide to collaborative building using one coherent system of computer models rather than as separate sets of drawings. Inside, you’ll find an easy-to-follow introduction to BIM and hands-on guidance for understanding drivers for change, the benefits of BIM, requirements you need to get started, and where BIM is headed. The future of BIM is bright—it provides the industry with an increased understanding of predictability, improved efficiency, integration and coordination, less waste, and better value and quality. Additionally, the use of BIM goes beyond the planning and design phase of the project, extending throughout the building life cycle and supporting processes, including cost management, construction management, project management, and facility operation. Now heavily adopted in the U.S., Hong Kong, India, Singapore, France, Canada, and countless other countries, BIM is set to become a mandatory practice in building work in the UK, and this friendly guide gives you everything you need to make sense of it—fast. Demonstrates how BIM saves time and waste on…

ArchiCAD: Best Practice: The Virtual Building Revealed
English books / April 23, 2017

Price: On the market since 1984, ArchiCAD has firmly established itself among the best Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software packages available. The number of ArchiCAD users continues to increase as constant product development broadens the program’s spectrum of possible applications. ArchiCAD Best Practice: The Virtual Building™ Revealed provides comprehensive information on the many tools, functions, and processes of the programÂ’s research, professional, and educational uses. Buy on Amazon

BIM Design: Realising the Creative Potential of Building Information Modelling (AD Smart)
English books / April 23, 2017

Price: Building information modelling (BIM) is revolutionising building design and construction. For architects, BIM has the potential to optimise their creativity while reducing risk in the design and construction process, thus giving them a more significant role in the building process. This book demonstrates how innovative firms are using BIM technologies to move design away from the utilitarian problems of construction, engaging them in a stunning new future in the built environment. Whereas recent books about BIM have tended to favour case-study analyses or instruction on the use of specific software, BIM Design highlights how day-to-day design operations are shaped by the increasingly generative and collaborative aspects of these new tools. BIM strategies are described as operations that can enhance design rather than simply make it more efficient. Thus this book focuses on the specific creative uses of information modelling at the operational level, including the creative development of parametric geometries and generative design, the evaluation of environmental performance and the simulation and scheduling of construction/fabrication operations. This book also engages BIM’s pragmatic efficiencies such as the conflict checking of building systems and the creation of bills of quantities for costing; and in so doing it demonstrates how BIM can…

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

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