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BIG BIM 4.0

BIG-BIM 4.0 shows how to use your strengths to thrive in the revolutionary changes emerging in the built world. Written from the perspective of BIG BIM, this book expands the concepts in Finith Jernigan’s, award-winning BIG-BIM-little-bim—The Practical Approach to Building Information Modeling to connect you to the power and opportunities of the ecosystems that are emerging.

BIG-BIM 4.0 will help you to understand the implications of action and inaction from the human perspective. Learn to rise above the frequent confusion that occurs when the technologies for managing information overshadow the people issues that are driving today’s transformations.

This book is peppered with activities and guidance designed to educate and expose you to proven tools and processes that are new to you. They point you to next-practices, guide your discovery process and allow you to experience and learn from mistakes that don’t impact real projects. Understanding the tools and processes will help you calculate your potential benefits from the use of BIG Building Information Models. Filled with workflows, case studies, and anecdotes from the front lines, BIG BIM 4.0 leads readers toward understanding and using BIG BIM to create a more sustainable and resilient world, revealing the big picture approaches used by many large companies, institutions, and government entities, and by smaller, agile businesses.

Written by one of the foremost experts in modern information management in the architecture, engineering, construction, ownership, and operations industry, BIG-BIM 4.0 gives the information you need to make informed judgments about the future of the world in which we live. Added to this is the vision of thirty-five game changing experts from around the world that contribute to enriching the book’s message of change for the better of us all.

Each of us has a role in today’s connected world. BIG-BIM 4.0 lays out a systematic approach to establishing a BIG-BIM ecosystem and provides step-by-step examples of how to successfully use BIM to improve our entire built environment—buildings, bridges, roads, energy systems, water services, planes trains, automobiles or anything we build. But there are many construction industry examples included because much of our energy and water use occurs in our buildings. Develop confidence using a variety of tools inside that ecosystem—in a matter of days—Not years.