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 fourth ePart addresses the 'back-of-house' aspect of BIM Management by outlining how to go about developing a range of in-house BIM standards and guidelines. It highlights how BIM Managers go about establishing a training program for staff and the setting up and management of an organization's BIM content library. It covers the support needed to move BIM information into the field and further into facilities and asset management. It emphasizes the importance of internal messaging and articulating how to nurture a culture of peer-to peer support and advancement of skills by individual staff members. Looking beyond a single firm's or organization's requirements, this ePart positions BIM support infrastructure in the wider context of key global BIM policies and guidelines.
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