Bentley publishes 'Plain Language BIM' book

December 20, 2017  - By

Plain_Language_BIM_coverPlain Language BIM is now available as both a print publication and as an eBook for Kindle and iOS devices from Bentley Institute Press.

Bentley Institute Press is the publisher of a broad array of textbooks and professional reference works dedicated to building information management (BIM) advancements in the architectural, engineering, construction, operations, geospatial and educational communities.

Plain Language BIM is by Iain Miskimmin, a BIM Advancement Academy expert.

“Current industry thinking in the digital world moves at a fast-changing pace,” Miskimmin said,. “But the lessons we have learned in the BIM Advancement Academy and that we share with you in this book, are an excellent starting point for any individual or organization wishing to grasp both the high-level reasoning and the details of BIM.”

Because BIM improves the ability to manage, produce and consume asset information throughout the lifecycle (design, construction, operations, and maintenance) of infrastructure assets, an increasing number of governments around the world are mandating BIM Level 2 standards and deliverables for publicly funded projects.

Successfully implementing a BIM strategy can result in considerable cost savings, improved performance and better project outcomes. Plain Language BIM is beneficial for beginners and for those with experience with BIM strategies to ensure all professionals are thoroughly prepared to be part of industry efforts focused on advancing BIM.

Plain Language BIM condenses years of experience and lessons learned from Bentley Institute’s BIM Advancement Academy. It guides the reader through the many complexities of BIM methodology by providing a plain language understanding of the concepts and building blocks required to deliver an effective strategy.

It demonstrates why gathering data about the asset is vital to the BIM process, and why trustworthy and reliable information, delivered in an understandable and consumable manner, is essential for effective decision making— upgrading, augmenting, replacing, decommissioning, or leaving assets as they are.

Plain Language BIM also explores three elements in creating good BIM practices: people, process and technology. It explains how the combination of these elements plays a crucial role in the lifecycle of an asset and in delivering better outcomes.

The book also examines the Eight Pillars of BIM Wisdom that ensure best practices and world-class BIM vision.

Like all the titles in the Bentley Institute Press portfolio, Plain Language BIM aims to deliver continuous learning to help both students and practitioners in infrastructure professions increase their expertise and improve their workflow efficiencies.

Plain Language BIM is available as a printed book, and also as an eBook from Amazon and from iTunes.

Miskimmin has spent the better part of two decades working in support of the infrastructure and construction industries, helping to deliver the first BIM projects in the UK. Since 2012, he has run the Crossrail/Bentley Information Academy and the BIM Advancement Academy in London. This position has allowed him to interact with more than 4,000 industry people from all over the globe to capture their thoughts and experiences about BIM technology, including some about the biggest infrastructure projects in the world. He was worked closely with the UK BIM Task Group and leads the Infrastructure Asset Data Dictionary for the UK (IADD4UK) initiative.

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