Could anyone tell me good books to read about BIM in general?
Just wanting to have a read about BIM, how it’s best implemented, used etc. Could anyone recommend any good books, ebooks, whitepapers.
For more the implementation side take a look at Building Information Modeling: A Strategic Implementation Guide for Engineers, Constructors and Real Estate Asset Managers.
For general BIM knowledge I would recommend “BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors
Search for 'Mastering Revit Architecture 2013' - great reference material. And follow any publications, papers from Phil Read - the master of the universe of Revit!
If you want a design side implementation then you already have some good suggestions. Having read a couple of the suggestions BIM really came together for me with the AGC BIM courses, you could just buy the books if you want a Project (Owner, Designer, Contractor, and Installer) perspective on implementation.
I found that this book is really good at explaining BIM and most of the associated principles. Definitely reccomend it. BIM and Integrated Design by Randy Deutsch
Deke Smith and Mike Tardiff covered the why and how of BIM very well in their book: "Building Information Modeling: A Strategic Implementation Guide for Architects, Engineers, Constructors, and Real Estate Asset Managers". http://www.amazon.com/Building-Information-Modeling-Implementation-Constructors/dp/0470250038/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390325095&sr=1-3-fkmr0&keywords=deke+smith+bimAs the Executive Director of the buildingSMART alliance, Deke leads in the developement of the consensus based NBIM-US national BIM standard.
Steve Race - BIMDEMYSTIFIED