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


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Table of Contents

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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