2nd Edition

BIM Demystified

By Steve Race Copyright 2019

    BIM Demystified is a short, practical introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM).

    Addressing BIM from the point of view of mainstream practice as opposed to a cutting-edge technological perspective, it offers a user-friendly yet thorough explanation of a subject which is often swamped by jargon and deluged with spin.

    Taking a wide view of BIM – encompassing business opportunity, Code of Conduct, cultural issues and the necessity for better legal arrangements too – the book’s chapters range from the BIM ingredients (including objects, parametrics, and standards), to the business case for BIM and how to implement it. BIM requires a shift in attitudes if its benefits are to be obtained – and this book will allow individuals at all levels in any practice to build a firmer understanding of the merits and wider application of the subject. It brings together both managers and technologists within businesses throughout the AECC chain to form better and more valuable propositions for built environment interventions.


    1 Did you know you might already be using BIM?  2 BIM the movement not the acronym  3 The Who, What and When of Applying BIM  4 BIM Ingredients  5 The Business Case for BIM  6 BIM in the Office  7 BIM within the Project  8 What new Business Opportunities come with BIM?  9 Will our Clients want BIM?  10 BIM in the Supply Chain  11 How do we Implement BIM?  12 BIM in a Collaborative Legal Context  13 BIM as an Agent for Cultural Change  14 Government BIM 15 BIM in Education 16 Where will BIM go in the Future?


    Steve Race is a Chartered Architect. As the former BIM Regional Ambassador he was instrumental in launching the BIM Hubs throughout the United Kingdom as part of the Government’s BIM initiative. He is currently a member of the Core management Team of the BIM Task Group. In 2012 Steve also delivered the RIBA’s national CPD programme on BIM. He has almost 40 years experience in the field of what is now called BIM, and is widely regarded as an expert on all strategic aspects of BIM; business, legal, process, standards, technology and education.