The practical approach to Building Information Modeling - Integrated Practice done the right way!
BIG BIM little bim challenges architects, owners, constructors and other design professionals to consider the way they currently ?do business.? If you want to move your practice to the leading edge, this book provides innovative ideas, guidance and proven results in using building information models?from idea, to concept, to reality?the RIGHT way!
"This is the first book that really explains the process and it's benefits to Architects. A must have for anyone exploring the world of BIM"
The goal is to make your projects more successful over the facility life cycle. The author and his team shows you how to use building information modeling, cost control systems and facilities management technologies to help clients organize their projects. They are the innovators of systems that allow clients to find facts quicker and with more certainty.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book can bring you a whole picture about BIM. Form the basic concept to the implementation of BIM, the book also mentions. If you are working in traditional approach in construction industry and would like to migrate to BIM, I highly recommend this book to you. It will give you a basic concept of what BIM is and a direction of how to migrate to this new approach of construction industry in the coming future.
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...
Can't say what I expected when I bought this book. It's all over the map and I'm expecting PBS to pick this guy up as an architectural self-help guru.
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...
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