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Understanding BIM

The Past, Present and Future

Jonathan Ingram (VergeVT Pty Ltd, UK)



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27 July 2020
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.
By:   Jonathan Ingram (VergeVT Pty Ltd UK)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 276mm,  Width: 219mm, 
Weight:   740g
ISBN:   9780367244132
ISBN 10:   0367244136
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   27 July 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Understanding BIM: The Past, Present and Future

...an excellent resource on the history of BIM, its current status, and its future potential, with some very intriguing ideas for its further development... Ingram... has captured his extensive experience as one of the pioneering developers of BIM, which makes his analysis of current trends and the possible future of BIM very compelling. Every technical book has a different flavor based on the background and expertise of the author, and we are fortunate to have Ingram's captured in Understanding BIM. Lachmi Khemlami, AEC Bytes https://www.aecbytes.com/review/2021/UnderstandingBIM-BookReview.html

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