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.
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.
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.