BIM and Construction Management
Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows
By Brad Hardin
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: January 2011
Pages: 364

Successfully Integrate BIM Throughout the Construction Lifecycle

This practical book offers proven tools, methods, workflows, andinvaluable insight on successfully integrating building informationmodeling into

every construction project. What's a good system for modelmanagement? How do you distribute tasks among a team? How cancontractors thousands of miles away work with your BIM models atthe home office? From estimating, clash detection, andsustainability to in-field RFIs, facility management, and more,this book takes you way past theory into real-world specifics onimplementing BIM throughout the entire construction life cycle.

Construction manager and architect Brad Hardin has managedBIM-enabled construction projects around the world, and he tapsinto his experience to provide hands-on tutorials, broad coverageof multiple software packages, and pages crammed with practicaltips, smart tactics, and field-tested techniques.

  • Set up the BIM project to succeed from the start by using theright contracts, the right processes, and the right technology
  • Leverage BIM preconstruction tools for site and constructabilityevaluation

  • Help the estimating group improve accuracy—and get teambuy-in

  • Enhance communication within the team and with outside tradesand vendors

  • Weave together civil, structural, MEP, LEED standards, andsustainability data into effective BIM workflows

  • Extract site and topographical information and create a planmodel for site logistics and staging

  • Deliver 4D animations and stills for clients, team members, andconstruction personnel

  • Stay grounded in reality with team-responsibility checklists andimplementation strategies

  • Learn proven methods for tracking and managing in-field RFIs,shop drawings, and submittals

  • Eliminate blueprints and multiple paper trails with asingle-source facility management model

  • Incorporate software tools such as Google SketchUp®,Autodesk® Revit®, Innovaya, Timberline®,NavisWorks®, and Adobe® Pro into BIM projects

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