Allplan BIM Compendium (based on IFC 4)
The BIM compendium is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about BIM. Being very complex, BIM challenges you to study its tools and methods. This is necessary to achieve the best possible results when it comes to communication and collaboration.
Today, you can find a multitude of documents and publications dealing with BIM. However, these documents either focus on the theoretical aspects of BIM or refer to a particular software program. As the basic idea of BIM is open collaboration across programs and disciplines, the BIM compendium is designed to close the gap between theory and practice.
Therefore, this book has two parts:
- The first part covers BIM in general, explaining its underlying ideas and methods. In addition to discussing misunderstandings and doubts, the first part also looks at the opportunities and advantages of BIM. Under the motto of "all you need to know about BIM", this part provides the theoretical background you need for implementing BIM in your daily work.
- The second part shows how to use BIM in practice. Based on a "real project", you will work through the tasks step by step, learning how and to what extent you can use BIM throughout the project cycle. The motto of "holistic thinking" does not necessarily mean that the whole project must be geared to the BIM approach; sometimes it makes sense to apply BIM to particular project phases only.
This third updated and extended edition is based on the official release of IFC 4.