So many BIM books, so little time


We are in the final quarter of the year, and Christmas is approaching. Books are a popular gift. Here we look at what BIM books were published, and those that will soon be available.

If you search online, you will find a vast number of built-environment publications covering topics from smart cities and green construction to traditional house construction technology. In the past decade Building Information Modelling has become a more popular topic with publishers. Wiley is a publisher with a broad selection of BIM books. Publishers are now releasing books for the Christmas market. If you search online you can see interesting books due for publication in 2016. The CIOB BIM Handbook is one which will be of interest to industry and academia. Here we will identify and give details of six BIM books.

Building Information Modelling For Dummies

By Stefan Mordue, Paul Swaddle and David Philp.


Do not be put off by the title, the book was written by construction professionals and BIM experts. This book gives an introduction to BIM. It covers ‘… hands-on guidance for understanding drivers for change, the benefits of BIM, requirements you need to get started, and where BIM is headed.’

BIM and Construction Management: Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows – 2nd Edition

By Brad Hardin and Dave McCool


Brad Hardin is the Chief Technology Officer for Black & Veatch, a global engineering and construction firm. Dave McCool is the Director of Virtual Design and Construction at McCarthy Building Companies. This book provides ‘practical advice, project tested methods and workflows, and tutorials for implementing Building Information Modelling and technology in construction.’ The book covers all the main topics of the top construction management books, while integrating these with BIM. 

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A Practical Guide to Adopting BIM in Construction Projects

By Bimal Kumar


This offers an introduction to adopting BIM. This is marketed as a guide for practitioners to adopt BIM successfully in projects, giving a mix of theory and practical ideas for BIM implementation.

BIM Management Handbook

By David Shepherd


With the upcoming 2016 deadline for BIM Level 2 implementation in Britain, this book published by the RIBA’s NBS, explains standard BIM processes, Government standards and the effective coordination of design, construction and asset information.

Building Information Modelling: Framework for Structural Design

By Nawari O. Nawari and Michael Kuenstle


This book provides an understanding of architectural structures and introduces a new framework that changes the way structures are designed and constructed. The book aims to focus and develop the understanding of the principles of structural and architectural analysis using BIM tools. It examines the relationship between structural engineering and architecture.

BIM and Quantity Surveying

By Steve Pittard and Peter Sell


This book is to help quantity surveying practitioners and students understand what BIM means, and how they should prepare to work on BIM compliant projects. The case studies show how firms at the forefront of this technology have integrated quantity surveying responsibilities such as cost estimating and tendering into BIM projects. will keep you updated on developments in BIM research and publications.



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