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BIM and Construction Management: Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-94277-2
408 pages
May 2015
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A sleeker, more comprehensive approach to construction projects

BIM and Construction Management, Second Edition is a complete integration guide, featuring practical advice, project tested methods and workflows, and tutorials for implementing Building Information Modeling and technology in construction. Updated to align with the latest software editions from Autodesk, Trimble and Bentley, this book provides a common sense approach to leveraging BIM to provide significant value throughout a project's life cycle. This book outlines a results-focused approach which shows you how to incorporate BIM and other technologies into all phases of construction management, such as:

Project planning: Set up the BIM project to succeed right from the start by using the right contracts, the right processes and the right technology

Marketing: How to exceed customer expectations and market your brand of BIM to win.

Pre-construction: Take a practical approach to engineer out risks in your project by using the model early to virtually build and analyze your project, prior to physical construction.

Construction: Leverage the model throughout construction to build safer and with better quality.

Field work: Learn how mobile technologies have disrupted the way we work in the field to optimize efficiencies and access information faster.

Closeout: Deliver a better product to your customer that goes beyond the physical structure and better prepares them for future operations.

Additionally, the book provides a look at technology trends in construction and a thoughtful perspective into potential use cases going forward.

BIM and Construction Management, Second Edition builds on what has changed in the construction landscape and highlights a new way of delivering BIM-enabled projects. Aligning to industry trends such as Lean, integrated delivery methods, mobile platforms and cloud-based collaboration this book illustrates how using BIM and technology efficiently can create value.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 Why Is Technology So Important to Construction Management? 1

The Promise of BIM 2

Processes 4

Technologies 5

Behaviors 7

The Value of BIM in Construction 8

Where Does BIM Play a Role in Construction Management? 15

Team Engagement 16

Project Pursuit and Business Development 16

Planning for BIM Success 19

Using Contracts in Planning 19

Scheduling 20

Logistics 22

Estimating Cost 23

Constructability 25

Analyzing Data in BIM 27

Designing for Prefabrication 29

Coordinating Construction 31

Using Mobile Devices 32

Controlling Schedules 33

Controlling Cost 34

Managing Change 35

Material Management 37

Tracking Equipment 37

Closeout 38

Managing Facilities 39

Knowledge Platform Population 40

Where the Industry Is Headed 42

Leadership Buy-In 42

The Evolving Role of the BIM Manager 43

What Have Been the Results? 43

Summary 44

Chapter 2 Project Planning 45

Delivery Methods 46

Design-Bid-Build 47

Construction Manager at Risk 52

Design-Build 56

Integrated Project Delivery 62

BIM Addenda (Contracts) 63

AIA: Document E202 65

AGC: ConsensusDocs 301 65

DBIA: Document E-BIMWD 65

AIA: Document E203 66

Contracts Summary 66

The Fundamental Uses of BIM 67

Level of Development 68

Model-Based Coordination 69

Model-Based Scheduling 72

Model-Based Estimating 72

Model-Based Facilities Management 73

Model-Based Analysis 74

BIM Execution Plan 75

History of the BIM Execution Plan 75

Communication 77

Expectation 83

Organization 85

Summary 89

Chapter 3 How to Market BIM and Win the Project 91

BIM Marketing Background 92

Building Your Team 94

Marketing Your Brand of BIM 97

Does What You Are Proposing Show Clear and Demonstrable Value? 98

Is This a Proven Tool or Process, a Developing One, or an Innovative One? 99

Can You Show Real Results from the Impact of Implementation? 102

Is This What the Owner Wants? 104

Is This Something You Can Deliver? 105

Using BIM to Enhance the Proposal 108

Addressing BIM in the RFP 108

Project Pursuit Images 110

Project Simulations 112

Project Pursuit Virtual/Augmented Reality Simulations 113

Other Marketing Tools 116

Tailor-Fit Your Offerings 116

Client Alignment 117

Pushing the Envelope 118

Seeking Value and Focusing on Results 118

Summary 121

Chapter 4 BIM and Preconstruction 123

Leaning on the Past 124

The Empire State Building 125

Adopting New Technology 132

The Journey to BIM 134

The Kickoff 136

Getting the Right People in the Room 136

Creating the Vision 138

Opening the Lines of Communication 139

Accounting for the Expectation Bias 139

Scheduling Design 139

Design Structure Matrix 145

Scheduling the LOD 148

Constructability Review 149

Leverage the Plans 150

Leverage the Details 153

Leverage the People 158

Estimating 163

Revit Schedules for Estimating 164

Cost Trending with Assemble 171

Analysis 175

The 2030 Challenge 176

Overview of Sustainability and BIM 177

Sustainability Analysis with Sefaira 182

Logistics and Planning 188

Summary 190

Chapter 5 BIM and Construction 191

Overview of BIM in Construction 192

Model Coordination 194

BIM and Site Coordination 194

Clash Detection 196

Navisworks Conflict Exercise 196

Fabrication 208

BIM Scheduling 213

Scheduling Software 217

Completing the Feedback Loop 226

Systems Installation 228

Installation Management 228

Installation Verifi cation 232

Construction Activity Tracking 234

Field Issue Management 235

BIM and Safety 236

Producing Better Field Information 238

Beginning with the End in Mind 239

What Information Do You Need to Build? 242

Model Redlining Exercise 242

Video Embedding Exercise 250

The Virtual Job Trailer 252

The Conference Room 252

The Plans and Specifications Hub 254

The Jobsite Offi ce as a Server 254

The Jobsite Offi ce as a Communication Hub 255

Setting Up the Job Trailer 255

Summary 256

Chapter 6 BIM and Construction Administration 257

The Battle for BIM 258

Training Field Personnel 261

Training Goals for Basic Skills 263

Advanced Training Goals for Model Creation 263

Training Courses for Additional Uses 265

Document Control 270

Creating a Digital Plan Room with Bluebeam Revu eXtreme 272

The Real Value of 4D 281

Developing BIM Intuition 284

Starting with a Door 284

Assemble Systems: Beyond the Basics 286

Importing Search Sets into Navisworks 288

Mapping Equipment to BIM 360 Field 291

Information Loading and QR Coding 295

Using 360 Field to Status Material 299

Visualizing Equipment Status in the Model 301

Endless Possibilities 304

Small Wins to Big Change 305

Summary 305

Chapter 7 BIM and Close Out 307

True Costs of Facility Operations 308

Artifact Deliverables 310

Constant Deliverables 315

Taking a Hybrid Approach 317

Owners and BIM 317

Owner Options 318

Integration of a Record BIM 320

BIM and Information Handover 325

Maintaining the Model 329

Ongoing Investment and Logistics for Facility Management BIM 330

Training 332

Model Maintenance 333

One BIM = One Source of Information 334

Summary 337

Chapter 8 The Future of BIM 339

What Will BIM Be? 340

Industry Trends 340

BIM and Prefabrication 342

New Processes and Roles 343

Interoperability 345

BIM and Education 349

BIM and the New Construction Manager 351

BIM and the New Team 354

BIM and the New Process 356

Future Opportunities 357

Future Relationships 359

Virtual Builder Certification 360

Summary 362

Index 363

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Author Information

BRAD HARDIN, RA, LEED AP, is the Chief Technology Officer for Black & Veatch, a global engineering and construction firm. An architect, construction manager and technology executive, he participates in industry events all over the world to further the cause of BIM and technology in the design and construction market. Brad is a co-founder of Virtual Builders, a nonprofit software, certification, and open-source development community.

DAVE MCCOOL is the Director of Virtual Design and Construction at McCarthy Building Companies. He holds a master's degree in engineering, DBIA, and LEED accreditation, and has lectured at multiple university and industry events. Dave is also a co-founder of Virtual Builders, and has held chair positions for AIA and NBIMS committees.

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