Over the last few months printing presses have been kept busy thanks to the launch of a host of new titles focussing on both the underpinning theory and practicalities of implementing a BIM approach.

Here we round-up some notable titles from the past few months and at what’s planned in the year ahead.

You can also find a range of currently published titles on various aspects of BIM noted as part of our article, ‘What is BIM?'

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BIM for Dummies

Building Information Modeling For Dummies

Stefan Mordue, Paul Swaddle, David Philp

Building Information Modeling For Dummies is your one-stop guide to collaborative building using one coherent system of computer models rather than as separate sets of drawings. Inside, you’ll find an easy-to-follow introduction to BIM and hands-on guidance for understanding drivers for change, the benefits of BIM, requirements you need to get started, and where BIM is headed.
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BIM Management HandbookBIM Management Handbook

David Shepherd

This is the go-to guide for BIM coordinators and managers, architectural principals, design team leaders and architectural technicians that will ensure you are ‘BIM ready’ in 2016. It will also be invaluable for students of architecture and BIM getting to grips with strategy and implementation.
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deliveringvalue withbimDelivering Value with BIM: A whole-of-life approach

Adriana Sanchez, Keith Hampson, Simon Vaux (Eds.)

Drawing on contributions from across government, education and construction, this book explores the practicalities of implementing BIM across the lifecycle of a built asset.
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bimmanagershandbook_200The BIM Manager’s Handbook: Guidance for Professionals in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

Dominik Holzer

The first part of this practical handbook explores what ‘good BIM’ looks like and how to avoid the ‘bad BIM’ or ‘pseudo BIM’ pitfalls. The second part looks at how to manage an organisation’s successful transition to BIM.

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bimforlandscape_200BIM for Landscape

The Landscape Institute

This book offers a clear focus on implementing BIM processes in landscape and external works.
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vdcbook_200Implementing Virtual Design and Construction using BIM: Current and future practices

Lennart Andersson, Kyla Farrell, Oleg Moshkovich, and Cheryle Cranbourne

Drawing on practical examples this book looks at the requirements for implementing a Virtual Design and Construction process using BIM and the benefits that can be gained from doing so.

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BIM for construction clientsBIM for Construction Clients

Richard Saxon

An authoritative introduction to what BIM means in real terms for public and private clients and those working or advising on their behalf. A finalist in the BIM Initiative of the Year category at this year's Building Awards.
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The CIOB BIM Handbook

John Eynon

An introduction to BIM and UK BIM strategy and what it means for key roles in the construction team.
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BIM in Healthcare Infrastructure

Michael Phiri

This is a guide to the implementation and application of BIM in the planning, design and construction of healthcare infrastructure with particular focus on delivering carbon neutral healthcare buildings.
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Details updated and correct as of 20 October 2016 but are subject to alteration as publishing schedules change.