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.

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Answers (7)

Daniel • 2012

For more the implementation side take a look at Building Information Modeling: A Strategic Implementation Guide for Engineers, Constructors and Real Estate Asset Managers.

Sherri • 2012

For general BIM knowledge I would recommend "BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors

Marcel • 2012


Search for 'Mastering Revit Architecture 2013' - great reference material. And follow any publications, papers from Phil Read - the master of the universe of Revit!


Steve • 2014

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". the Executive Director of the buildingSMART alliance, Deke leads in the developement of the consensus based NBIM-US national BIM standard.

Benjamin • 2012

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.

Tyrone • 2012

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


Lejla, Architect • 2012