BIM and Construction Management 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0470402351
ISBN-10: 0470402350
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Successfully Integrate BIM Throughout the Construction Life cycle

This practical book offers proven tools, methods, workflows, and invaluable insight on successfully integrating building information modeling into

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

Construction manager and architect Brad Hardin has managed BIM-enabled construction projects around the world, and he taps into his experience to provide hands-on tutorials, broad coverage of multiple software packages, and pages crammed with practical tips, smart tactics, and field-tested techniques.

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

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

  • Enhance communication within the team and with outside trades and vendors

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

  • Extract site and topographical information and create a plan model for site logistics and staging

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

  • Stay grounded in reality with team-responsibility checklists and implementation strategies

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

  • Eliminate blueprints and multiple paper trails with a single-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, has written for several industry trade magazines, maintains a blog on construction and BIM topics (, 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.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sybex; 1st edition (April 24, 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 360 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0470402350
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0470402351
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.22 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.38 x 0.82 x 9.25 inches
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Brad Hardin is an author, teacher, construction executive and learner. With over 12 years of experience, Brad's background includes work as a LEED accredited architect, construction manager and technology integrator in a national and international capacity on projects ranging from the Seattle Seahawks Practice Facility in Washington state to a large scale, ($3+bn US) power station in Lephalale, South Africa.

Brad is a passionate advocate for technology, design and construction and has a focused vision of positively changing the AECO industry for the better to improve collaboration and communication. He lives in the Midwest with his family and frequently teaches at local universities, is an Advisory Board Member for the New School of Architecture and has received multiple awards, including a national AIA award in BIM and the Manuel Rosen Service Award for his volunteer instructional efforts.

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5.0 out of 5 stars tHIS BOOK IS EXCELLENT
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