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BIM for Building Owners and Developers: Making a Business Case for Using BIM on Projects

ISBN: 978-0-470-90598-2
240 pages
January 2012
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Use BIM to develop strategies, expedite projects, improve outcomes, and save money.

BIM is far more than an "upgrade" to the latest CAD software. It is a process improvement tool that leverages data to analyze and predict outcomes throughout the different phases of the building life cycle. The time for a building owner to get involved with the BIM process is not at the end of the building project but from the very beginning. BIM for Building Owners and Developers is the only guide that will help you, the owner and client, use BIM to increase transparency and create a more integrated design and construction process, which will result in better quality buildings at lower cost and in a shorter time frame. It will also help you understand what BIM can do for you and what you can expect in terms of process and commitments. You'll discover how BIM can help improve your strategic planning, maximize ROI, support the decision-making processes, and fine-tune GAP analysis.

In addition, BIM for Building Owners and Developers can help you:

  • Understand, manage, and take advantage of the BIM paradigm shift
  • Assemble a building as it would be constructed on site to help eliminate many inefficiencies of the construction process
  • Achieve a high level of coordination through better integration of information and process optimization
  • Reduce the overall cost of a project by identifying problems while they still can be corrected inexpensively

Make every project easier, faster, and more profitable with BIM for Building Owners and Developers.

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Preface ix

Acknowledgments x

Chapter 1 Introduction to Building Information Modeling 1

The History of BIM 3

Future Trends 6

Facility Management Systems 10

Building Owner Objectives 17

User Experience 20

Communication 23

Procurement 24

Design Guidelines 26

Construction Process and Costs 28

Sustainability 31

Preventive Maintenance 35

Chapter Summary Key Points 37

Chapter 2 BIM with a Purpose 41

Architect's BIM 43

Contractor's BIM 48

Building Product Manufacturer's BIM 50

Owner's BIM 65

Data Standards 75

The Owner's BIM Requirements Document 79

Chapter Summary Key Points 114

Chapter 3 BIM—The Paradigm Shift 117

Historical Paradigm Shifts 124

Responding to a Paradigm Shift 126

Organizational Impact of a Paradigm Shift 130

Cultural Assessment 131

The Velocity of Technology Adoption 133

Chapter 4 Strategic Planning 139

Development of a SWOT Analysis for an Owner 140

The Three Ps 147

Plan of Action 151

Chapter Summary Key Points 151

Chapter 5 Tactics 153

Gap Analysis 153

The Playbook 159

Educational Leadership 170

BIM Content and Specifi cation Library 173

Chapter Summary Key Points 176

Chapter 6 Execution 177

"Boiling the Ocean" Approach 178

Enterprise Approach 179

Point Solution Approach 179

Compliance Approach 180

Chapter Summary Key Points 182

Chapter 7 BIM Analytics for the Enterprise 183

Measurement: The Return-on-Investment Model 189

Establishing Key Performance Indicators 193

BIM Owner Research 196

The BIM Champion 201

Research Methods 202

Summary of Information 207

Findings and Conclusions 213

Chapter Summary Key Points 214

Chapter 8 Summary 217

Notes 221

Biographies 223

Index 227

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K. Pramod Reddy is a nationally recognized expert on advanced construction technologies, including Building Information Modeling (BIM), semantic database development, and mobile applications and cloud computing. K.P. served on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) BIM Task Force and as an adjunct professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, he currently serves as a board member for AMPIRIX.
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September 10, 2012
BIM for Building Owners and Developers: Making a Business Case for Using BIM on Projects

BIM is far more than an "upgrade" to the latest CAD software. It is a process improvement tool that leverages data to analyze and predict outcomes throughout the different phases of the building life cycle. The time for a building owner to get involved with the BIM process is not at the end of the building project but from the very beginning. BIM for Building Owners and Developers is the only guide that will help you, the owner and client, use BIM to increase transparency and create a more integrated design and construction process, which will result in better quality buildings at lower cost and in a shorter time frame. It will also help you understand what BIM can do for you and what you can expect in terms of process and commitments. You'll discover how BIM can help improve your strategic planning, maximize ROI, support the decision-making processes, and fine-tune GAP analysis.

In addition, BIM for Building Owners and Developers can help you:

  • Understand, manage, and take advantage of the BIM paradigm shift
  • Assemble a building as it would be constructed on site to help eliminate many inefficiencies of the construction process
  • Achieve a high level of coordination through better integration of information and process optimization
  • Reduce the overall cost of a project by identifying problems while they still can be corrected inexpensively

Make every project easier, faster, and more profitable with BIM for Building Owners and Developers.

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