BIM data Integration, Framework and Information Visualization: for Virtual Design, Construction and Operation
English books/ April 24, 2017

Price: Virtual design and construction (VDC) is the management of integrated multi-disciplinary performance models of design–construction projects including building design and construction projects, work processes, and organizations.Building information modeling (BIM) is a modeling technology that represents physical and functional characteristics of buildings digitally. BIM is an explicit tool to implement VDC.To increase construction industry productivity with the VDC system, it is necessary to improve these methods and the environment for work performance.To achieve this objective, technology development and application as well as public support and developments in systems and environments are required.In this book, obstacles to supporting the VDC system in the public domain are analyzed, and support system development is considered. Also, to integrate information model between BIM, GIS and heterogeneous database related to facility, energy management, the integration method including visualization is described.These technologies and framework can be used for the purpose of developing smart building, smart construction and smart city. Blog- Buy on Amazon

Virtual Building Systems Coordination: Using Navisworks Manage
English books/ April 23, 2017

Price: The process of virtual building-systems coordination currently represents one of the leading methodologies for increasing profitability and productivity in the construction industry. Defined processes with appropriate software have enabled contractors and designers to build and design complex virtually systems with high levels confidence. Confidence and detail provide for prefabrication of building systems and components, reducing the labor and excess materials necessary to fabricate and install building systems in a field setting. Some estimations place this labor and reduced materials figure up to 30%. While 30% may be an educated guess, the truth does hold true that preplanning and prefabrication of building components saves significant time and field labor. The key element in the prefabrication process is the ability to confidently coordinate building systems and components to a high level of accuracy. A highly defined process, adaptable to the needs of a specific project, provides the necessary level of accuracy and confidence. However in concert with a defined process, internal changes to the business model and management must also occur. For various reasons, many companies do not leverage the technology in the most efficient and effective methods. In fact, many companies hold fast to established internal processes and attempt force…

ArchiCAD: Best Practice: The Virtual Building Revealed
English books/ April 23, 2017

Price: On the market since 1984, ArchiCAD has firmly established itself among the best Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software packages available. The number of ArchiCAD users continues to increase as constant product development broadens the program’s spectrum of possible applications. ArchiCAD Best Practice: The Virtual Building™ Revealed provides comprehensive information on the many tools, functions, and processes of the programÂ’s research, professional, and educational uses. Buy on Amazon

Implementing Virtual Design and Construction using BIM: Current and future practices
English books/ April 22, 2017

Price: Implementing Virtual Design and Construction using BIM outlines the team structure, software and production ecosystem needed for an effective Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) process through current real world case studies of projects both in development and under construction. It provides the reader with a better understanding of the successful implementation of VDC and Building Information Modeling (BIM), and the benefits to the project team throughout the design and construction process. For readers already familiar with VDC, the book will provide invaluable examples of best practices and real world solutions. Richly illustrated in color with actual VDC documentation, visualizations, and statistics, the reader is shown the real processes undertaken and outputs generated when working on high profile building information models. Online animations, interviews with practitioners, and downloadable templates, forms and files make this an interactive and highly engaging way to learn a crucial set of skills. While keeping up with current industry practice is a minimum requirement, this book goes further by helping you prepare for the next level of virtual design and construction. This is essential reading for project managers, construction managers, architects, design managers, and anybody with a role in BIM or virtual construction.Taylor Francis Buy on Amazon