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The BIM Manager's Handbook: Guidance for Professionals in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

ISBN: 978-1-118-98242-6
224 pages
May 2016
The BIM Manager

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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 this 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. In the sixth and final ePart, BIM is taken to the next level by outlining what is required to truly excel as a BIM Manager. It highlights how BIM Managers acquire the necessary communication skills to maximize an efficient information flow between the BIM Manager and others. It illustrates how BIM Managers tie their activities to cutting-edge BIM research and development globally. Lastly, this ePart lays out how to promote BIM excellence both within an organization and beyond.

 
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction Why BIM Managers Count! 1

The BIM Manager: Focus on the Person behind the Title 2

Hands-On BIM 6

Revelations and Surprises 8

Chapter 1 Best Practice BIM 11

BIM Managers: Breaking Ground 12

The Rise and Rise of BIM 13

Defining Good, or Even “Best Practice,” BIM 17

When BIM Goes Wrong — Examples of “Bad BIM” 22

The Tipping Point — How Do You Become Successful Using BIM? 29

Benchmarking BIM 35

Chapter 2 Change Management 43

Technology as a Driver for Innovation and Change 45

The Cultural Dimension of Change . . . and Its Management 47

Interfacing with Your Organization’s Leadership and Management 50

Overcoming Change Resistance and Managing Expectations 57

Tips and Tricks 67

Chapter 3 Focus on Technology 77

Interfacing Design Technology with Information Technology 79

Hardware/Software License Selection for BIM 81

Sharing BIM via Networks 83

BIM in the Cloud 85

Explaining Tool Ecologies 88

Interfacing BIM 92

Future Developments 109

Chapter 4 Building Up a BIM Support Infrastructure 113

Propagating BIM 115

Starting with the End in Mind—Employer Information Requirements 117

Setting the (BIM) Standards 121

BIM Execution Plans 125

The BIM Placemat 128

The BIM Capability Statement 130

BIM Library Management 133

Reaching Out 144

Chapter 5 Day-to-Day BIM Management 147

The Broad Spectrum of BIM 149

Advancing BIM Strategically 151

Planning BIM on a Project 157

Fire-Fighting and Lending a Helping Hand 171

Chapter 6 Excelling Your BIM Efforts 175

In Search of BIM Excellence 177

Becoming a BIM Expert 179

Innovating with BIM and Educating Others 181

BIM Research 185

Reaching Out and Getting Noticed! 188

Distinguishing Your Service Offering via BIM 193

Embracing Lifecycle BIM 196

Working According to Local Guidelines and Standards 198

Moving Forward (While Catching Up) 201

Epilogue 207

Index 209

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"This handbook provides an in-depth account of the breadth of activities that any BIM manager (or staff member actively engaged in the delivery of a project) might be required to undertake with appropriate theory and an emphasis on practical examples." (NBS, 2016)
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