Understanding Bim: The Past, Present and Future (Hardcover)

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Understanding Bim: The Past, Present and Future (Hardcover)


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Understanding BIM presents the story of Building Information Modelling, an ever evolving and disruptive technology that has transformed the methodologies of the global construction industry. Written by the 2016 Prince Philip Gold Medal winner, Jonathan Ingram, it provides an in-depth understanding of BIM technologies, the business and organizational issues associated with its implementation, and the profound advantages its effective use can provide to a project team. Ingram, who pioneered the system heralding the BIM revolution, provides unrivalled access to case material and relevance to the current generation of BIM masters.

With hundreds of colour images and illustrations showing the breadth and power of BIM, the book covers:

The history of BIM

What BIM is in technical and practical terms

How it changes the day to day working environment

Why we need BIM and what problems it can solve

Where BIM is headed, particularly with regards to AI, AR, VR and voice recognition

International case studies from a range of disciplines including: architecture, construction management, and retail

Professionals and students in any field where the inter-disciplinary aspects of BIM are in operation will benefit from Ingram's insights. This book is an authoritative account of and reference on BIM for anyone wanting to understand its history, theory, application and potential future developments.

Known as the "Father of BIM", Jonathan Ingram designed and wrote the first Building Information Modelling systems. He has been honoured with the 2016 Prince Philip Gold Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineers for his "exceptional contribution to engineering" for "pioneering BIM". He taught the first courses in Object Modelling (BIM) at Harvard University, and was the winner of the 1990 British Computer Society Medal for Outstanding Innovation.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367244132
ISBN-10: 0367244136
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 27th, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English