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Understanding BIM

The Past, Present and Future, 1st Edition

By Jonathan Ingram

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314 pages | 262 Color Illus.

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Description

Understanding BIM presents the story of Building Information Modelling, an ever evolving and disruptive technology that has transformed the methodologies of the global construction industry. Written by the 2016 Prince Philip Gold Medal winner, Jonathan Ingram, it provides an in-depth understanding of BIM technologies, the business and organizational issues associated with its implementation, and the profound advantages its effective use can provide to a project team. Ingram, who pioneered the system heralding the BIM revolution, provides unrivalled access to case material and relevance to the current generation of BIM masters.

With hundreds of colour images and illustrations showing the breadth and power of BIM, the book covers:

  • The history of BIM
  • What BIM is in technical and practical terms
  • How it changes the day to day working environment
  • Why we need BIM and what problems it can solve
  • International case studies from a range of disciplines including: architecture, construction management, and retail.
  • Where BIM is headed, particularly with regards to AI, AR, VR and voice recognition

Professionals and students in any field where the inter-disciplinary aspects of BIM are in operation will benefit from Ingram’s insights. This book is an authoritative account of and reference on BIM for anyone wanting to understand its history, theory, application and potential future developments.

Table of Contents

Editors Note; List of Figures; Acknowledgments and Credits; Introduction; 1. Why Do We Need BIM?; 2. What Is BIM?; 3. History of BIM; 4. Current BIM Systems; 5. Implementing BIM; 6. Historical Case Studies; 7. Architecture; 8. Lighting &Shadow Studies; 9. Early Retail Applications; 10. BIM & Engineering; 11. BIM & Construction Management; 12. Mechanical & Electrical Services; 13. Evolution of BIM; 14. Retail Modelling – RIM; 15. Mirror Cities – CIM; 16. BIM and Manufacturing; Future BIM; 17. Conclusion; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Appendix 4; Appendix 5; Appendix 6; Index

About the Author

Sometimes known as the ‘Father of BIM’, Jonathan Ingram designed and wrote the first Building Information Modelling systems. He has been honoured with the 2016 Prince Philip Gold Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineers for his "exceptional contribution to engineering" for "pioneering BIM". He taught the first courses in object modelling (BIM) at Harvard University to post Graduate Architects, and was the winner of the 1990 British Computer Society Medal for Outstanding Innovation.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC000000
ARCHITECTURE / General
ARC004000
ARCHITECTURE / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
ARC017000
ARCHITECTURE / Project Management
COM012000
COMPUTERS / Computer Graphics
COM051230
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General
TEC005000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC015000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Imaging Systems
TEC062000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Project Management