From the Back Cover
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 accuracyand 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
About the Author
Brad Hardin, LEED AP, AIA, is the Managing Director at 3D Construct Lab, a BIM consulting company. Previously, he was the building information director at McCownGordon Construction, one of the Midwest's largest contractors. He is an expert architect who has successfully led the completion of multimillion-dollar BIM projects around the globe. He cofounded PlanetReuse.com, has written for several industry trade magazines, maintains a blog on construction and BIM topics (bimcompletethought.blogspot.com), and teaches and speaks at such key industry conferences as American Institute of Architects, Associated General Contractors of America, U.S. Green Building Council, and Cascadia Green Building Council.