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The Bim Manager's Handbook - Guidance for Professionals in Architecture, Engineering and Cconstruction


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Acknowledgements ix Introduction Why BIM Managers Count! 1 The BIM Manager: Focus on the Person behind the Title 2 Hands-On BIM 6 Revelations and Surprises 8 Chapter 1 Best Practice BIM 11 BIM Managers: Breaking Ground 12 The Rise and Rise of BIM 13 Defining Good, or Even "Best Practice," BIM 17 When BIM Goes Wrong - Examples of "Bad BIM" 22 The Tipping Point - How Do You Become Successful Using BIM? 29 Benchmarking BIM 35 Chapter 2 Change Management 43 Technology as a Driver for Innovation and Change 45 The Cultural Dimension of Change . . . and Its Management 47 Interfacing with Your Organization's Leadership and Management 50 Overcoming Change Resistance and Managing Expectations 57 Tips and Tricks 67 Chapter 3 Focus on Technology 77 Interfacing Design Technology with Information Technology 79 Hardware/Software License Selection for BIM 81 Sharing BIM via Networks 83 BIM in the Cloud 85 Explaining Tool Ecologies 88 Interfacing BIM 92 Future Developments 109 Chapter 4 Building Up a BIM Support Infrastructure 113 Propagating BIM 115 Starting with the End in Mind-Employer Information Requirements 117 Setting the (BIM) Standards 121 BIM Execution Plans 125 The BIM Placemat 128 The BIM Capability Statement 130 BIM Library Management 133 Reaching Out 144 Chapter 5 Day-to-Day BIM Management 147 The Broad Spectrum of BIM 149 Advancing BIM Strategically 151 Planning BIM on a Project 157 Fire-Fighting and Lending a Helping Hand 171 Chapter 6 Excelling Your BIM Efforts 175 In Search of BIM Excellence 177 Becoming a BIM Expert 179 Innovating with BIM and Educating Others 181 BIM Research 185 Reaching Out and Getting Noticed! 188 Distinguishing Your Service Offering via BIM 193 Embracing Lifecycle BIM 196 Working According to Local Guidelines and Standards 198 Moving Forward (While Catching Up) 201 Epilogue 207 Index 209

About the Author

Dominik Holzer is a leading BIM expert, consulting with design and construction firms in Australia. He is the previous chair of the BIM and IPD Steering Group of the Australian Institute of Architecture and Consult Australia. He is Senior Lecturer in Digital Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Holzer frequently publishes on Design Technology, particularly BIM, and he is a regular speaker/host at high level industry conferences.


"This handbook provides an in-depth account of the breadth of activities that any BIM manager (or staff member actively engaged in the delivery of a project) might be required to undertake with appropriate theory and an emphasis on practical examples." (NBS, 2016)

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