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Building Information Modeling. A Strategic Implementation Guide for Architects, Engineers, Constructors, and Real Estate Asset Managers. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 993131
  • Book
  • May 2009
  • 216 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The optimal approach to design, build, operate, and maintain buildings

 With this strategic guide to building information modeling (BIM), you’ll learn how to implement this new technology as part of a comprehensive systems approach to the design, construction, management, operation, maintenance, and use of buildings.  The authors, among the leading experts and pioneers in BIM, show you how BIM supports more streamlined, integrated, and efficient business processes throughout the life cycle of buildings, from their initial conception through their eventual retirement or reuse. The result is better quality buildings, lower construction and operating costs, shorter project turnaround times, and a higher quality of building information to support better business decisions.  Moreover, they set forth a plan for incorporating BIM into every organization’s existing workflows, enabling you to take full advantage of all the benefits that BIM offers.

 Everything you need to implement a BIM approach is set forth in detail, including:

  • The business case for BIM, demonstrating how it can improve collaboration, facilitate better design and construction, optimize workflow, and help reduce risk
  • Guidance for meeting the challenges of BIM such as an entrenched business culture, the proliferation of BIM tools, and the uneven rates of BIM adoption
  • The “big picture” view showing how your organization can work with business partners and fit into the building life cycle in a BIM-enabled industry 

Throughout the book, sample documents and figures help you better understand the principles of BIM and how it works in practice.  In addition, first-hand accounts show you exactly how adopters of BIM have gained a competitive edge.

Architects, engineers, constructors, building owners, and facility managers can turn to this book to realize the full potential of BIM and radically improve the way buildings are designed, built, operated, and maintained.

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Foreword xi

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 Building Industry Challenges and Opportunities 1

Global Trends in Supply and Demand 2

Benchmarking Construction Productivity 3

Construction Productivity Metrics 6

Benchmarking Building Performance 8

Converting Inefficiency and Waste into Profit 10

Benchmarking Waste 11

Identifying Business Opportunities 12

Emerging Business Strategies 15

Choosing the Right Tools, Deploying the Right Tool Suites 16

The BIM Value Proposition 19

Process Engineering 20

Thinking Like an Owner 22

Building Performance Metrics 23

New Metrics for Real Property Valuation 23

Chapter 2 BIM Implementation Strategies 27

Leaving the CAD Era Behind 28

A Systems Approach to BIM Implementation 29

Avoiding Ideological Pitfalls 30

Aligning a BIM Implementation Strategy with Technology Trends 32

Assessing Fundamental Risks 33

Fostering a Culture of Information Stewardship 33

Managing Culture Change 35

Using Technology to Build Trust and Mitigate Risk 36

Maintaining Data Exchange Capabilities 37

Assessing Team Capabilities 41

Managing Expectations 42

Measuring Progress toward Strategic Goals 44

Toward a New Business Paradigm 54

Chapter 3 Business Process Reform 57

Managing Innovation Risk 58

The Imperative of Change 59

Innovation Management Strategies 60

The “I” in BIM 62

Business Reform Strategies 63

Industry-wide Reform Efforts 64

Industry Standards and Innovation 66

The Industry Standards Landscape 68

Aligning Business Strategies with Industry Standards 70

Integrating Information Gathering into the Business Process 72

Leadership and Vision 75

Engaging Business Partners 77

Business Process Modeling 78

Business Process Modeling Case Study 82

Managing Change 83

Populating the Building Information Model 87

Chapter 4 BIM-Based Enterprise Workflow 89

BIM Implementation Fundamentals 90

Sidebar: Integrating Data Collection with Business Processes 94

Business Operations and BIM 98

Marketing/Business Development 99

Human Resources 101

Finance 102

Information Technology 104

Operations 105

Workflow Visualization 108

Chapter 5 The Building Life Cycle 111

Life Cycle Views of Building Information 111

The Feasibility, Planning, and Development View 115

The Design and Construction View 116

The Operations and Maintenance View 118

The Ownership and Asset Management View 123

Chapter 6 Building Information Exchange Challenges 129

Sidebar: Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom 130

Information Management 131

Sidebar: Case Study: Information Management 134

Information Provenance 135

Information Maturity 137

Sidebar: The Wayback Machine: Archiving the Web 138

Information Content Decay 140

Information Electronic Degradation 140

Information Integrity and Continuity 141

Information Transparency, Accessibility, and Security 143

Information Flow 144

The Life Cycle of Information 146

Stakeholder Views 146

Interoperability 146

Chapter 7 Building Information Exchange Requirements 153

The Big Picture 154

Information Delivery Manuals 154

Defining “Best Case” Business Processes 159

agcXML: Organizing Transactional Information 161

SMARTcodes: Automating the Regulatory Process 162

The Construction Operations Building Information Exchange 163

Specifiers Property Information Exchange (SPIE) 166

Coordination View Information Exchange (CVIE) 168

Chapter 8 The Way Forward 171

Workflow: From Sequential to Parallel Processing 173

Business and Contractual Relationships 176

Evolving Roles and Responsibilities 177

Bibliography 179

Index 183

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Dana K. Smith Executive Director of the building SMART Alliance, a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS).

Michael Tardif Sole proprietor and editorial director of Design Byline.
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