Building Information Modeling: Planning and Managing Construction Projects with 4D CAD and Simulations (McGraw-Hill Construction Series) Planning and Managing Construction Projects with 4D CAD and Simulations

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-05-15
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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In-depth information on BIM techniques and tools being used by major construction companies This is the first in-depth explanation of Building Information Modeling concepts, tools, and techniques as applied to both new and retrofit construction projects. By using this combination of 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) and 4D animations, you can dramatically improve communication, coordination, and planning of construction projects while reducing risks and costs.

Author Biography

Willem Kymmell is an architect with more than 30 years’ experience, and an Associate Professor of Construction Management at California State University (Chico), where he teaches architectural design, CAD – 3D modeling and construction documentation, construction documents analysis, specifications, building codes analysis, and architectural history. His private practice services include residential commissions, consultations, and virtual building software training.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Backgroundp. 1
Introductionp. 1
The Setting for BIMp. 4
Project Managementp. 4
Project Documentationp. 7
Current Practicep. 8
Construction Project Delivery Systemsp. 8
Weaknesses of the Planning and Construction Processp. 11
Goals for Process Improvementp. 13
Legal Considerationsp. 17
The Transition to Model-Based Contractsp. 18
Contractual Incentives to Implement Changep. 21
Referencesp. 24
Building Information Modelingp. 25
Introductionp. 25
BIM Conceptsp. 27
The Nature of the Building Information Model-What Is a BIM?p. 28
The Processes of the BIM-How Is a BIM Used?p. 37
The Benefits of the BIM-Why Use a BIM Process?p. 46
BIM Planningp. 52
Planning the Purpose of the BIMp. 53
Specifying the Modelp. 65
Planning BIM Implementationp. 81
BIM Implementationp. 84
Selecting the Project Team-Team Information Processingp. 85
Developing the BIM Processes-Project Information Processingp. 87
Defining and Scheduling the BIM Deliverables-The Productp. 90
Referencesp. 92
Software Toolsp. 93
Introductionp. 93
Modeling Toolsp. 95
Non-3D Element Modelers (Process Modeling)p. 95
Surface Modelersp. 95
Solid Modelersp. 100
Model Productionp. 107
Model Analysisp. 109
Qualitative Analysisp. 110
Sequential Analysisp. 113
Quantitative Analysisp. 113
Specific Software Optionsp. 115
Preparing for the Purchasep. 115
Software Descriptionsp. 118
Referencesp. 136
Learning BIMp. 137
Introductionp. 137
Learning Methodsp. 138
Motivation to Learnp. 138
Obstacles to Learningp. 139
Recipe for Successful Learningp. 140
Skill Setsp. 143
Tool-Relatedp. 143
Process-Relatedp. 145
Role-Relatedp. 147
The Learnersp. 148
Project Ownersp. 149
BIM Specialists (Meanagers, Operators, and Facilitators)p. 151
University Studentsp. 152
Incorporating BIM in Existing Classesp. 166
Case Studiesp. 173
DPR Constructionp. 173
A Practitioner's Guide to Virtual Design and Construction (3D/4D) Tools on Commercial Projects: Case Study of a Large Healthcare Projectp. 173
Referencesp. 204
RQ Constructionp. 205
BIM at Yuba City-Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valleyp. 205
Turner Construction, Seattle, Washingtonp. 214
Introduction to BIM for Turner Construction, Seattle, Washingtonp. 214
Gregory P. Luth & Assoc., Inc.p. 224
Tekla Capabilitiesp. 224
Webcor Buildersp. 235
Implementation of Model-Based Estimatingp. 235
Turner Construction, Sacramento, Californiap. 245
Laser Scanning in Medical Renovation Workp. 245
Glossaryp. 249
Indexp. 263
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