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Building Information Modeling For Dummies (Free PDF)

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More than likely, you’ve encountered a lot of conflicting, overly complicated, and unhelpful content about BIM online and in print. We intend to make Building Information Modeling (BIM) For Dummies different, cutting through all the noise and providing you with the clear advice and practical guidance that you need to make BIM a success in your job, whatever your level may be. Think of this book as a reference guide that addresses just what you need to know about BIM.

For the purposes of this book, we want to make it clear that we use the terms model and BIM to mean quite different things. Throughout the book we refer to BIM only as the concept of information modeling for buildings. We use terms like 3D CAD, 3D model, and geometric/geometry model interchangeably.

We structure this book to start with the basic concepts and ideas. We then gradually introduce more complicated, detailed, or supplementary content. Within this book, you may note that some web addresses break across two lines of text. If you’re reading this book in print and want to visit one of these sites, simply key in the web address exactly as it’s noted in the text, pretending that the line break doesn’t exist. If you’re reading it as an e-book, then you can just click the web address and the page will open in your default Internet browser.

Part I: Getting Started with Building Information Modeling
Chapter 1: Defining Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Chapter 2: Explaining the Building Part of BIM: It’s Not Just Buildings
Chapter 3: Examining the Information Part of BIM
Chapter 4: Discussing the Modeling Part of BIM (and Management Too)
Chapter 5: Grasping the Fundamentals and Understanding What BIM Is
Part II: Creating the Foundations for BIM
Chapter 6: Looking at the Digital World Around You
Chapter 7: Preparing the Foundations for BIM
Chapter 8: Setting Up a Collaborative BIM Workflow
Part III: Understanding BIM Requirements and Developing BIM Processes
Chapter 9: Mandating BIM in the UK and across the Globe
Chapter 10: Standardizing the Modeling of BIM Objects
Chapter 11: Collaborating through BIM Requirements
Chapter 12: Encouraging BIM in Your Office or On-Site
Chapter 13: Developing BIM Plans and Strategies
Chapter 14: Considering the Issues that BIM Presents
Part IV: Measuring the Real-World Benefits of BIM
Chapter 15: Evaluating BIM Benefits and Investment
Chapter 16: Using BIM On-Site and BIM for Health and Safety
Chapter 17: Identifying All the Users of BIM
Part V: Exploring the Future of BIM
Chapter 18: Building the Future of Construction
Chapter 19: Eyeing the Possibilities: The Future of BIM
Chapter 20: Forecasting How New Technology Will Drive BIM
Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 21: Ten Types of BIM Tools, Software, and Platforms to Consider
Chapter 22: Ten of the Best BIM Resources
Chapter 23: Ten (or So) Myth-Busting Questions and Answers
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Your Handy BIM Checklist
Appendix C: Examining BIM and Education
About the Authors
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Author Details
"Stefan Mordue" is a chartered architect, qualified construction project manager, Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager, visiting lecturer, and co-author of the literary classic BIM for Construction Health and Safety.

"Paul Swaddle" is a chartered architect, urban futurist, and author. In his role as NBS Business Solutions Consultant, he’s developed BIM frameworks to support the NBS products’ ecosystem.

"David Philp" is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES). He’s also a chartered construction manager and RICS Certified BIM manager.

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