Building Information Modeling: Technology Foundations and Industry PracticeGebundene Ausgabe
Technology Foundations and Industry Practice
Building Information Modeling ( B I M) refers to the consistent and continuous use of digital information throughout the entire lifecycle of a built facility, including its design, construction and operation. In order to exploit B I M methods to their full potential, a fundamental grasp of their key principles and applications is essential. Accordingly, this book combines discussions of theoretical foundations with reports from the industry on currently applied best practices. The book's content is divided into six parts: Part I discusses the technological basics of B I M and addresses computational methods for the geometric and semantic modeling of buildings, as well as methods for process modeling. Next, Part I I covers the important aspect of the interoperability of B I M software products and describes in detail the standardized data format Industry Foundation Classes. It presents the different classification systems, discusses the data format City G M L for describing 3 D city models and C O Bie for handing over data to clients, and also provides an overview of B I M programming tools and interfaces. Part I I I is dedicated to the philosophy, organization and technical implementation of B I M-based collaboration, and discusses the impact on legal issues including construction contracts. In turn, Part I V covers a wide range of B I M use cases in the different lifecycle phases of a built facility, including the use of B I M for design coordination, structural analysis, energy analysis, code compliance checking, quantity take-off, prefabrication, progress monitoring and operation. In Part V, a number of design and construction companies report on the current state of B I M adoption in connection with actual B I M projects, and discuss the approach pursued for the shift toward B I M, including the hurdles taken. Lastly, Part V I summarizes the book's content and provides an outlook on future developments. The book was. . .