The BIM Manager's Handbook: Guidance for Professionals in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a design and construction software that manages not just graphics, but also information—information that enables the automatic generation of drawings and reports, design analysis, schedule simulation, facilities management, and cost analysis—ultimately enabling any building team to make better-informed decisions. This allows a range of professionals—architects, engineers, construction managers, surveyors, cost estimators, project managers, and facility managers—to share information throughout a building's lifecycle. BIM is now recognized worldwide for the efficiencies it delivers in terms of working collaboratively, communication, processes, cost savings, and a property's lifecycle management.
With the widespread adoption of BIM, BIM Managers have become a much-needed new breed of professionals in architectural, engineering, and construction practice. Their role is often misunderstood and ill-defined, and such are the day-to-day deliverables that they are likely to face. The BIM Manager's Handbook provides an in-depth account of the breadth of activities that any BIM Manager or staff member, who is actively engaged in the delivery of project, is required to undertake.
Providing prereleases of the final work, The BIM Manager's Handbook ePart series isolates significant topics around BIM management. The third ePart is dedicated to the main technology-related aspects of a BIM Manager's role. It explains how to establish and manage an organization's BIM-related tool ecology and how to use BIM in order to link from design to fabrication. What do BIM Managers need to do in order to ensure their teams use the right tools for the various tasks in design, construction, and beyond? How do they connect them and how do they keep up with updates in this rapidly changing environment? This ePart highlights the challenges BIM Managers need to overcome in software, hardware, and network selection. It also brings into focus the opportunities BIM Managers face in the changing context of BIM in the Cloud. Extending beyond technical know-how, it offers advice on how to create a successful interface between the BIM Manager and the IT specialist(s).
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