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The Best BIM Publications

April 9, 2012 IADT Sacramento, Building Information Modeling, IADT General 0 Comments

BIM EducationWhether you’re studying architecture, engineering, contracting, or interior design, the growth of building information modeling is likely to affect your professional future. BIM is an advanced system of software used by designers to develop a comprehensive plan of a building. It is especially useful because it allows everyone involved in the project to stay up to date on a project’s specifications, changes, and more.

If you think you’ll be using BIM in your field, it helps to stay informed about the latest industry news. To develop an in-depth understanding of building information modeling, consider reading some of these top BIM publications.

BIM Books

These books are perfect for reading up on building information modeling. They offer a thorough overview of BIM’s evolution from technical standpoints, so check them out if you want to explore case studies, implementation techniques, and other significant BIM concepts.

  • BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers, and Contractors by Chuck Eastman
  • Handbook of Research on Building Information Modeling and Construction Informatics: Concepts and Technologies by Jason Underwood and Umit Isikdag
  • Green BIM: Successful Sustainable Design with Building Information Modeling by Eddy Krygiel and Brad Nies
  • BIM and Construction Management: Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows by Brad Hardin
  • BIM Content Development: Standards, Strategies, and Best Practices by Robert S. Weygant

Online BIM Publications

Familiarizing yourself with the top online BIM publications is a good idea if you’re looking for information that’s quick and easy to access. These websites, blogs, and forums offer the latest industry news as well as technical assistance for using BIM software.

  • AECbytes (Architecture – Engineering – Construction) at www.aecbytes.com
  • AGC (The Associated General Contractors) of America at www.bimforum.org
  • AIA (The American Institute of Architects) at www.aia.com
  • Autodesk at usa.autodesk.com
  • McGraw Hill Construction at www.bim.construction.com
  • RevitCity at revitcity.com

This article is presented by IADT-Sacramento. Contact us today if you’re interested in developing marketable knowledge and career-relevant skills with an industry-current degree program from IADT-Sacramento.

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