Bim and Construction Management: Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781118942765
ISBN-10: 1118942760
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: May 18th, 2015
Pages: 416
Language: English