BIG BIM little Bim: The Practical Approach to Building Information Modeling Integrated Practice done the right Way! Paperback – October 11, 2007
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This practical book shows us how to use integrated practices, become more creative problem solvers and, ultimately, take the lead in the design delivery process. I strongly recommend this book to architects and others in the design and construction industry. --Hugh Livingston
BIG BIM, little bim is a rare find a book that provides thoughtful ideas on leading successful design build during a time of great changes and architectural advances. This book shows us how to manage projects and clients more effectively while also minimizing constraints in the architectural process. --W. Frank Brady
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- Publisher : 4Site Press; 1st edition (October 11, 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0979569907
- ISBN-13 : 978-0979569906
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.69 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #834,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book hits a home run for all practitioners of BIM. It is relevant to both the neophyte just making the BIM decision as well as the mature BIM organization looking for what is next. The buildingSMART Alliance in North America is working the BIG BIM issue and I believe that it is a very rich environment for significant transformation in the way we do business. There is significant return on investment at every step of the way for all stakeholders. Finith has done our industry a great service in pointing out this very concept. We all will be implementing BIM for many years to come and this is a great starting point. The book is replete with excellent first hand experience based guidance and real life case studies, the kind you are more likely to come across in your own practice. I heartily recommend this book be part of your mandatory reading as well as a reference on your bookshelf to re-visit as you prepare to bite off more and more BIM opportunities to ensure you are keeping to the principles. It is also good to see some very good BIM books coming out and so far, we seem to all be supporting the same principles which will help reduce the confusion factor generated by the vendors supporting only their current capabilities.
I have never seen so many numbers thrown around as the "4Site" system that is best used with the 80/20 principle that then moves on to the Power of Sixteen Concept that can then be better handled with the 400% Rule (page 136). I am seriously paraphrasing here, but it can be daunting trying to keep with the threads.
Having cleared my system of that I will say that there are a number of things that can be taken away from this book (failing fast is my favorite). It is on the extreme end of the "architecture-is-a-business" end of things, but as is so often pointed out in this book, it is what is so often left out of an architects' equation. And an omission that, if not tended to, will push architects further to the fringe of the construction industry.
Mr. Jernigan, I have no doubt, knows what he is talking about--it's just such a difficult read.
To be fair it holds a great deal of useful information but not well presented.
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A día de hoy hay opciones mejores y que dan ejemplos más específicos útiles para quien se adentra en el BIM