BIM Research

A section dedicated to research and development in BIM.

Due to the technologically advanced nature of BIM software products and methodologies, this section links up with academic establishments and industry sponsors to provide relevant BIM research and development into BIM.

The research group aims to link up companies and academic establishments with a view to the following:

  • Act as a hub for group members to interact with industry and academic professionals to collaborate on projects using BIM software and methodological research
  • To, see what is best practice and what is not, and feed the outcomes into the Collaborative BIM Group Accreditation Scheme for quality recognition.
  • To, collaborate in research with other industry bodies in terms of what is best practice for the strategic advancement of BIM.

The BIM Research Group is being lead by a group of members within the Group itself and will interact with academic establishments in R&D.  Contact: Matthew Edwards to get involved.

Research reports...

  • Green BIM: How BIM is Contributing to Green Design and Construction - McGraw-Hill Construction SmartMarket Report, Published August 2010, Written by Stephen A Jones.  "Study of how the tools and processes of BIM are contributing to higher performing buildings, more environmentally responsible construction practices and achievement of green objectives during operations and maintenance."  Free download
  • The Business Value of BIM in Europe - McGraw-Hill Construction SmartMarket Report, Published October 2010, Written by Stephen A Jones.  "Study of how BIM is being adopted and implemented in 3 major European economies: France, Germany and UK. Includes comparisons to North American data collected as part of 2009 SmartMarket Report on Business value of BIM in North America.". Free download

BIM Publications...

  • BIG BIM little bim, Published October 2007, Written by Finith Jernigan, AIA, ISBN 978-0-9795699-0-6
  • Building Information Modeling: A Strategic Implementation Guide for Architects, Engineers, Constructors, and Real Estate Asset Managers, Published April 2009, Written by Dana K. Smith and Michael Tardif, ISBN 978-0-470-250003-7
  • Building Information Modeling: Planning and Managing Construction Projects with 4D CAD and Simulations, Published April 2008, Written by Willem Kymmell, ISBN 978-0-07-149453-3
  • BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Published March 2008, Written by Chuck Eastman, Paul Teicholz, Rafael Sacks, and Kathleen Liston, ISBN 978-0-470-18528-5
  • Interoperable Methodologies and Techniques in CAD. Chapter 4., Written by Semiha Kiziltas, Fernanda Leite[16], Burcu Akinci[17], Robert Lipman[18], In: CAD and GIS Integration, Published December 2009, Edited by Hassan Karimi, Burcu Akinci, ISBN 978-1-4200-6805-4
  • Green BIM: Successful Sustainable Design with Building Information Modeling, Published April 2008, Written by Eddy Krygiel, Brad Nies; foreword by Steve McDowell, FAIA, BNIM, ISBN 978-0-470-23960-5
  • BIM and Construction Management: Proven Tools, Methods and Workflows, Published May 2009, Written by Brad Hardin; foreword by Eddy Krygiel, ISBN 978-0-470-40235-1
  • Handbook of Research on Building Information Modeling and Construction Informatics: Concepts and Technologies, Published December 2009, Written by Jason Underwood, Umit Isikdag; foreword by Dana K. Smith, ISBN 978-1-60566-928-1

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