Plain Language BIM guides you through the complexities of the BIM process. It is intended for both beginners and intermediate users. While the legislation covered in the book was enacted in the United Kingdom, it is still a valid basis for a guideline to the BIM process on an international basis.
The vital essence of BIM methodology is gathering data about the asset that is the subject of our BIM process. If we do not have good quality and trusted information that is delivered in an understandable and consumable way, then we cannot decide from the beginning whether or not to upgrade, augment, replace, decommission, or leave our assets alone.
Iain Miskimmin: The author, Iain 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 before the questionable acronym was set in stone. Since 2012, he has run the Crossrail Bentley Information Academy and the BIM Advancement Academy in London. This has allowed him to interact with over 4,000 industry people from all over the globe to capture their thoughts and experiences of 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.
Bill Hoskins: He was a practicing architect for 25 years. During this time, he became involved in CAD, both 2D and 3D. This involvement led him to developing further expertise in the computer industry. He learned to program in Visual Basic and SQL and to develop databases. Therefore, involvement in databases for CAD document management was a natural progression. He assisted London 2012 in setting up the database installation that stored all the documents for the construction of the Olympic village and then documented the processes used by the team that maintained this installation. He was the consultant who designed the database installation for London Underground to ensure that it was entirely consistent with BS 1192-2007.