Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the process of generating and managing building data during a building's lifecycle. Today, more and more architectural firms have adopted BIM software and processes because it allows them to produce measurably more work of better quality, in shorter periods of time. Featuring case studies of firms of all sizes, this practical resource shows professionals how to implement BIM in the building industry around the globe. The book explains how BIM allows collected data to be used and added to during the occupied life of the building. Readers also become knowledgeable about the changing role of architects within the building industry as they embed BIM in their workflow. From interoperability and open standards, knowledge sharing, and gathering data, to the BIM software suite, implementation planning, and project workflow, this authoritative volume provides a thorough understanding of key aspects of BIM that practitioners need to understand.
Erika Epstein is a founding member of Food for Thot, a web-based team from around the United States, and the founding principal at Erika Epstein Architect. The recipient of several awards for her work in the field, she holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University.
What is BIM. History of BIM. Communication. The BIM Team. Interoperability and Open Standards. Collaboration/Sharing Knowledge. DATA: Gathering and Publishing Data. BIM Software Suite. Implementation Plan. Work Flow. Measuring Success. Looking Ahead. Case Studies. Looking Ahead.