BIM in principle and in practice

BIM in Principle and in Practice is intended to assist in understanding BIM and how it can be used and provide construction professionals with answers to many of the common questions.

Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Who wrote this?

Peter Barnes and Nigel Davies.


This book was first published in January 2014.


To meet the increasing need for construction practitioners to understand the principles behind BIM and how work practices change to accommodate the model.

Who should read this?

For all construction professionals – consultants, contractors, sub-contractors, designers, architects, project managers, surveyors, site managers, facilities managers, lawyers – and their clients and relevant to all companies and projects, this book is the ultimate practical guide providing insight and advice to current practice as well as a valuable vision for the future.


BIM in Principle and in Practice provides an overview of BIM and how it works, giving real life examples through three detailed case studies. This book:

  • Stresses the importance of integrated practice and collaboration and interoperability of data and any models
  • Sets out the details that a typical Protocol Document may contain, to provide the project team with a road map to understanding the aims and objectives of the BIM, its rules and how it may be assembled
  • Provides comprehensive consideration of the legal issues surrounding implementation of BIM on a project

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