BIM (Building Information Modelling) is revolutionising architecture and construction, as more and more practices are realising the benefits it brings to design, sustainability, and construction. There is a perception that BIM is a process best left to large practices – requiring significant resources and the ability to invest heavily in IT. This book overturns that misconception: introducing a selection of inspirational BIM-enabled projects by small architectural practices.
Full of practical tips and hard-won experience, BIM in Small Practices: Illustrated Case Studies includes pithy contributions from industry experts who identify and explore the important issues for small practices including how to get your practice started with BIM, and how it aligns to the new Plan of Work. This landmark publication will motivate small practices who are considering taking those first steps towards implementing BIM.
1. Introduction Part 1 Case Studies 2. BIM and the New Plan of Work 3. Convincing Clients with BIM 4. BIM for Winning Work 5. BIM for Public Projects 6. BIM and Interoperability 7. BIM and Live Modelling 8. Existing building BIM 9. BIM for Passivhaus Design 10. BIM for Virtual Prototyping 11. BIM for Speed of Design and Delivery 12. Using BIM to get Projects Moving? 13. Unbranded BIM Part 2 Context 14. Getting Started with BIM 15. BIM is for Small Practices 16. SMEs, the Plan of Work and Opportunities 17. BIM & Diversification 18. The BIM Landscape