BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers, and Contractors, Second Edition

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The BIM Handbook, Second Edition provides an in-depth understanding of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies, the business and organizational issues associated with its implementation, and the profound advantages that effective use of BIM can provide to all members of a project team. Updates to this edition include: material covering the current practice and technology in this fast-moving field; expanded coverage of lean construction and its use of BIM, with special focus on Integrated Project Delivery throughout the book; new insight on the ways BIM facilitates sustainable building; new information on interoperability schemas and collaboration tools; and six new case studies. The BIM Handbook, Second Edition guides readers to successful implementations, helping them to avoid needless frustration and costs and take full advantage of this paradigm-shifting approach to construct better buildings that consume fewer materials and require less time, labor, and capital resources.