A Practical Guide to Adopting BIM in Construction Projects

A Practical Guide to Adopting BIM in Construction Projects

Bimal Kumar

Professor of IT in Design and Construction, School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

  • Reader-friendly introduction to adopting BIM
  • A vital guide for practitioners to adopt BIM successfully in construction projects
  • A blend of background theory and practical ideas for BIM implementation



...This book offers real-world advice on how you can create that digital transformation and successfully realise the benefits that BIM will bring through more efficient and innovative ways of working. Extract from Foreword by David Philp, Head of UK BIM Task Group

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234 × 156mm
144 pages
Illustrated with diagrams, tables, flow charts and screen shots from software applications, full colour throughout

This book presents a unique view of the key issues for adopting BIM in construction projects from a pragmatic perspective. It provides an overview of the core ideas and issues distilled from various guidance documents and by dealing with the more mundane practical issues, facilitates an understanding of the more complex and important issues of processes, standards and protocols that need to be in place for the successful adoption of BIM in construction projects. In so doing, it provides reader-friendly guidance to enable the engineer or student to fully understand the implications of the process and to facilitate the application of the principles and techniques in real scenarios.

The author presents a balanced approach combining sufficient background theory and practical ideas to ensure the book is applicable and relevant to practising engineers, architects, contractors and client organisations. It will serve as a key introduction for students.  The appendices provide practical advice and material for BIM projects, dealing with issues such as compliance, project implementation plans and learning outcomes. Although much of the topic emanates from the UK, it is equally applicable in any country where best practice is desired.

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