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Building Information Modeling

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BIM is often misinterpreted as REVIT as it is introduced as BIM by vendors. The e-book gives a thorough view of BIM including technology, process and people aspects through a lifecycle perspective.
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is often misinterpreted by practitioners and researchers as REVIT or ArchiCAD since these tools are introduced as BIM by the software vendors. Yet, BIM is much more than a software tool. It is actually more about process and people than it is about technology. The e-book provides a detailed and complete perception for BIM to conceive it correctly by practitioners and researchers. It covers technology, process and people aspects through a lifecycle perspective. It also gives examples of BIM projects for the readers to perceive BIM benefits from its use.

  1. Introduction to BIM
    1. Introduction
    2. The construction industry and its challenges
    3. Origins of BIM
    4. So what is building information modelling?
    5. Overview of requirements for UK government level 2 BIM
    6. Conclusion
    7. References
  2. BIM Tools and Technologies
    1. Introduction
    2. CAD technologies
    3. Parametric modelling technologies
    4. BIM Tools
    5. Review Of Major BIM Tools In The Aec Industry
    6. BIM Library
    7. Interoperability
    8. Free BIM Tools
    9. References
  3. Process
    1. Introduction
    2. Uses of BIM
    3. Business process re-engineering
    4. Summary
    5. References
  4. BIM Technologies in the Process
    1. Introduction
    2. Level of development (LOD)
    3. BIM Tools In The Process
    4. BIM Use in the Design Phase
    5. BIM uses in the Construction Phase
    6. BIM Usage in the Operation Phase
    7. Free BIM Tools in the Design Process
    8. References
  5. BIM & Sustainable Design
    1. Introduction
    2. Building design and sustainablity awareness
    3. Sustainable design
    4. Principles of sustainable design
    5. Benefits of sustainable building design
    6. Key challenges in sustainable design
    7. How BIM contributes to sustainable design
    8. An expremintal BIM process for sustainable design
    9. Limitations in using BIM for sustainability
    10. Conclusion
    11. References
  6. BIM and Construction Management
    1. Introduction
    2. Background – construction project management
    3. BIM as a Way Forward for Better Construction Management
    4. Conclusion
    5. References
  7. BIM for Facilities Management and Building Maintenance
    1. Introduction
    2. Level of developments at key project stages
    3. The Value Of Information Beyond Construction
    4. Facilities Management
    5. BIM for Facilities Management
    6. Strategies for Model Maintenance
    7. Applying Government Soft Landings (GSL) Policy
    8. Initiating Employers’ Information Requirements (EIR)
    9. Producing a BIM Execution Plan (BEP)
    10. Involving FM in Common Data Environment (CDE)
    11. Technologies for Model Maintenance
    12. Conclusions
    13. References
  8. Benefits and Challenges
    1. Introduction
    2. Benefits and challenges of BIM
    3. A review of the report “rethininking construction”
    4. UK government’s vision for construction industry by 2025
    5. Barriers to BIM implementation
    6. References
  9. Case Studies
    1. Introduction
    2. Case Study 1: A School Project in North-West UK
    3. Case Study 2 – A Leisure Facility in North-East UK
    4. Case Study 3 – A Campus Building Project
    5. Case Study 4: A University Campus Building Project
    6. Elaboration of BIM Usage in the Case Studies
    7. Disadvantages of BIM Use in the Case Studies
    8. Advantages of BIM Use in the Case Studies
    9. Analysis of BIM Usage for the Project Management of Relocation to MediaCity Case Study
    10. References
About the Author

Yusuf Arayici