1st Edition

BIM for Construction Clients

ISBN 9781859466070
Published June 3, 2016 by RIBA Publishing
160 Pages

USD $72.95

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Book Description

With the government-mandated 2016 deadline for BIM level 2 upon us there is a need for everyone in the built environment to embrace the advantages of BIM-enabled working. Clients are not often confident to play their allotted role and must understand what is required of them and how best to utilise BIM for their own benefit. This publication provides an authoritative introduction to what BIM means in real terms for clients and will enable:

  • Understanding of the strategic value of BIM for clients and how it changes their role;
  • Seeing through case studies how typical clients are experiencing using BIM;
  • Setting up a project on a BIM-using basis;
  • Controlling of the design and construction stages with the benefit of data;
  • Receiving and operating both real and virtual assets;
  • Learning where BIM is going next.

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction and Executive Summary  2. Why Clients Should be Using BIM  3. How BIM Changes the Client Role  4. The Developer’s Story  5. The Local Authority’s Story  6. The University’s Story  7. The Contractor-client’s Story  8. First Steps: Stage Zero  9. Stage One: Setting out Client Requirements  10. Stage One: Planning the Work  11. Stage One: Appointing the Team and Completing the Initial Brief  12. Stages Two and Three: Concept and Design Development  13. Stages Four, Five and Six: Technical Design, Construction and Handover  14. Stage Seven: Living and Learning  15. What Comes Next for BIM? 

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