This book presents a unique view of the key issues for adopting BIM in construction projects from a pragmatic perspective. It provides an overview of the core ideas and issues distilled from various guidance documents and by dealing with the more mundane practical issues, facilitates an understanding of the more complex and important issues of processes, standards and protocols that need to be in place for the successful adoption of BIM in construction projects. In so doing, it provides reader-friendly guidance to enable the engineer or student to fully understand the implications of the process and to facilitate the application of the principles and techniques in real scenarios.The author presents a balanced approach combining sufficient background theory and practical ideas to ensure the book is applicable and relevant to practising engineers, architects, contractors and client organisations. It will serve as a key introduction for students. The appendices provide practical advice and material for BIM projects, dealing with issues such as compliance, project implementation plans and learning outcomes.Although much of the topic emanates from the UK, it is equally applicable in any country where best practice is desired.
Professor of IT in Design and Construction, School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Introduction and background; Information management for the construction industry; UK Government's BIM strategy; EIRs and PAS 1192: Part 2; BIM PEP document development; BIM protocol, Outline Scope of Services and PII; Training and education; References; Appendix 1. Brief guide to Level 2BIM compliance/capability; Appendix 2. Typical responses to a BIM-based PQQ; Appendix 3. Sample BIM PEP for a building services company; Appendix 4. A sample set of learning outcomes for an introductory course in Level 2 BIM