A Practical Guide to Adopting BIM in Construction Projects by Bimal Kumar

Because the UK Authorities Construction Technique was launched in 2011 with its ambitions for BIM and the beginnings of a digitised development sector there was vital progress made in creating a wrapper to allow this collaborative strategy. Shoppers and provide chain organisations are beginning to use their knowledge  to higher design, procure property and create a extra environment friendly constructed surroundings that’s extra sustainable with higher locations to dwell and extra clever infrastructure.As trade strikes from BIM mobilisation to implementation it’s important that there’s sensible data at hand to assist them efficiently execute digital initiatives and perceive how to instil Stage 2 BIM throughout their enterprise. This e book provides real-world recommendation on how one can create that digital transformation and efficiently realise the advantages that BIM will convey via extra environment friendly and progressive methods of working. It’s not a matter of if, however when your agency will implement BIM. Are they heading in the right direction and are they shifting quick sufficient?


Constructing Data Modelling (BIM) is presently probably the most talked about time period inside the development trade everywhere in the world. The UK authorities has made the usage of BIM applied sciences and processes obligatory on all public sector initiatives from 2016 no matter dimension. Inevitably, this has given rise to a excessive stage of curiosity in BIM inside the UK and elsewhere. While BIM applied sciences have been used in a ‘lonely’ mode for just a few years now in a number of nations, there’s usually a scarcity of correct understanding and appreciation of processes, requirements and protocols that want to be in place earlier than a extra holistic implementation can happen doubtlessly benefitting all stakeholders in the procurement and operation & upkeep of an asset.

There have been innumerable books, papers and experiences printed on the theoretical underpinnings of BIM applied sciences however comparatively few have handled the extra mundane sensible points round implementing BIM applied sciences and processes in a development venture. This books goals to fulfil that want. A lot of the materials is nation or technologyagnostic though some materials could appear to be UK-centric. Even these components of the e book which can seem to be UK-centric might be related for some other nation and will nicely be simply tailored. This e book makes an attempt to be of sensible use to practising engineers, architects, contractors in addition to consumer organisations. Nonetheless, it would even be of use to college students of extra superior constructed surroundings programs.

Within the course of, it’s hoped that a lot of misconceptions and myths about BIM might be addressed serving to the reader develop a correct understanding of the important thing points and put the entire BIM story into perspective. The 4 appendices present some very sensible recommendation and materials for implementation of BIM in initiatives. The central message of this e book is that BIM is all about seamless data administration for all the life cycle of an asset relatively than merely data modelling on the design and development levels.The e book is organised into seven chapters and 4 appendices. They’re organised purposely in such a method that anyone of them could possibly be learn nearly fully by itself. Nonetheless, it is suggested that the primary 4 introductory chapters (1–4) must be learn earlier than embarking upon the opposite chapters individually. The primary 4 chapters ought to hopefully assist the reader develop an understanding of the primary drivers and background behind BIM-driven asset life cycle administration.

A practical guide to adopting BIM in construction projects

Author(s): Prof. Bimal Kumar

Publisher: Whittles Publishing, Year: 2015

ISBN: 978-184995-146-3

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