Chapter 52

BIM

Abstract

This chapter introduces the concept of Building Information Modeling applications and their use in practice. It starts by presenting the history of BIM through to the modern way of work and describes the tools and processes used by architects and engineers of different design team disciplines. A breakdown of the UK government BIM direction and aims is also included. It then explains the processes and industry transfer standards involved with a modern way of working and the available information content. The chapter also includes the BIM process for three projects: The National Museum of Qatar; Leeds Arena in the UK; and the Alta Bates Summit Medical Centre in the US.

Keywords

Building Information Modeling; UK government BIM ...

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