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Foreword vii Preface xi CHAPTER 1 BIM Handbook Introduction 1 1.0 Executive Summary 1 1.1 Introduction 2 1.2 The Current AEC Business Model 2 1.3 Documented Inefficiencies of Traditional Approaches 10 1.4 BIM: New Tools and New Processes 15 1.5 What Is Not BIM Technology? 19 1.6 What Are the Benefits of BIM? What Problems Does It Address? 19 1.7 What Challenges Can Be Expected? 26 1.8 Future of Designing and Building with BIM (Chapter 8) 29 1.9 Case Studies (Chapter 9) 29 Chapter 1 Discussion Questions 29 CHAPTER 2 BIM Tools and Parametric Modeling 31 2.0 Executive Summary 31 2.1 The Evolution to Object-Based Parametric Modeling 32 2.2 Parametric Modeling of Buildings 45 2.3 Beyond Parametric Shapes 57 2.4 BIM Environments, Platforms, and Tools 70 2.5 Overview of the Major BIM Design Platforms 71 2.6 BIM Platforms 77 2.7 Lightweight Modeling Applications 94 2.8 Conclusion 95 Chapter 2 Discussion Questions 97 CHAPTER 3 Interoperability 99 3.0 Executive Summary 99 3.1 Introduction 100 3.2 Different Kinds of Exchange Formats 105 3.3 Background of Product Data Models 110 3.4 Other Efforts Supporting Standardization 129 3.5 The Evolution from File-Based Exchange to Building Model Repositories 136 3.6 Summary 148 Chapter 3 Discussion Questions 148 CHAPTER 4 BIM for Owners and Facility Managers 151 4.0 Executive Summary 151 4.1 Introduction: Why Owners Should Care About BIM 152 4.2 BIM Application Areas for Owners 155 4.3 BIM Tool Guide for Owners169 4.4 An Owner and Facility Manager's Building Model 172 4.5 Leading the BIM Implementation on a Project 175 4.6 Barriers to Implementing BIM: Risks and Common Myths 185 4.7 Guidelines and Issues for Owners to ConsiderWhen Adopting BIM 189 Chapter 4 Discussion Questions 191 CHAPTER 5 BIM for Architects and Engineers 193 5.0 Executive Summary 193 5.1 Introduction 194 5.2 Scope of Design Services 197 5.3 BIM Use in Design Processes 203 5.4 Building Object Models and Libraries 240 5.5 Considerations in Adoption for Design Practice 253 5.6 New and Changed Staffing within Design Firms 258 Chapter 5 Discussion Questions 260 CHAPTER 6 BIM for Contractors 263 6.0 Executive Summary 263 6.1 Introduction 264 6.2 Types of Construction Firms265 6.3 Information Contractors Want from BIM 268

About the Author

Chuck Eastman is a Professor in the Colleges of Architectureand Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, andDirector of the Digital Building Laboratory, a university-industryconsortium, where heleads research in IT in building design andconstruction. He has been active in building modeling researchsince the 1970s and currently works with a variety of industrygroups developing BIM technology. Paul Teicholz is Professor Emeritus at StanfordUniversity. After twenty-five years innovating with IT solutions inthe construction industry, he founded the Center for IntegratedFacility Engineering (CIFE) at Stanford in 1988 and directed thatprogram for tenyears. He was named the Construction Management "Manof the Year" by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1985 andawarded the Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in ConstructionTechnology by the National Building Museum in 2006. Rafael Sacks is an Associate Professor in StructuralEngineering and Construction Management at Technion IsraelInstitute of Technology. He founded and leads the VirtualConstruction and BIM Laboratory at the Israel National BuildingResearch Institute, and has conducted primary and applied BIMresearch for industry, government, and public organizations inNorth America, Europe, and Israel. Kathleen Liston is CEO of Eco Offsite, a modularconstruction company. She co-founded Common Point Technologies,Inc., a construction simulation software company. She has workedwith a variety of organizations, including Autodesk, Walt Disney,DPR Construction, and Mortenson Construction, developingtechnologies and processes to implement BIM. She has a PhD andmaster's from Stanford University in civil and environmentalengineering and a bachelor of architecture from the University ofNotre Dame.

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