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Finith Jernigan uses proven systems and technology in new ways to help people everywhere move toward a more sustainable and connected world. He is a visionary architect whose unique style bridges the gap between novice and expert. He is an expert whose creative writing style makes technical information transparent to users at all levels of expertise.
Anyone who has read literature on change in the building industry knows that the focus is often on expert users. Nearly every discussion focuses on technology. There is little attention dedicated to those just getting started. Finith is an exception, introducing new tools and processes into the mainstream, making complex ideas about the future of the built environment clear to everyone. He has made information modeling real for people.
Finith's award-winning books are clearly written guides to achieving the benefits that information models enable. In BIG-BIM 4.0 he continues his no-nonsense descriptions of complicated concepts that made his first book, BIG-BIM little-bim directly applicable to building industry business processes that increase the effectiveness of building design, construction, and operation. With more than 40 percent of the world's resources focused on building construction and operation, many industry leaders predict that effective use of information models will help fight global climate change.
4Site Press publishes content that stresses built environment working practices, methodologies, and behaviors to help people leverage resources, compete in a global market, and grow more proficient and productive in the planning, design, construction and operation of facilities.
Big Bim 4.0
Ecosystems for a Connected World
The award-winning BIG BIM 4.0 recently earned acclaim from the prestigious Next Generation Indie Book Awards!
BIG-BIM 4.0: ECOSYSTEMS FOR A CONNECTED WORLD shows how to use your strengths to thrive in the revolutionary changes emerging in the built world. Written from the perspective of BIG BIM, this book expands the concepts in Finith Jernigan's, award-winning BIG-BIM-little-bim-The Practical Approach to Building Information Modeling to connect you to the power and opportunities of the ecosystems that are emerging. Filled with workflows, case studies, and anecdotes from the front lines, BIG BIM 4.0 leads readers toward understanding and using BIG BIM to create a more sustainable and resilient world. This book reveals the big picture approaches used by many large companies, institutions, and government entities, and used by smaller, agile businesses. Develop confidence using a variety of tools inside that ecosystem-in a matter of days-Not years.
Each of us has a role in today's connected world. BIG-BIM 4.0 will help you to understand the implications of action and inaction from the human perspective. Learn to rise above the frequent confusion that occurs when the technologies for managing information overshadow the people issues that are driving today's transformations. Written by one of the foremost experts in modern information management in the architecture, engineering, construction, ownership, and operations industry, BIG-BIM 4.0 gives the information you need to make informed judgments about the future of the world in which we live. Added to this is the vision of thirty-five game changing experts from around the world that contribute to enriching the book's message of change for the better of us all.
BIG-BIM 4.0 lays out a systematic approach to establishing a BIG-BIM ecosystem and provides step-by-step examples of how to successfully use BIM to improve our entire built environment-buildings, bridges, roads, energy systems, water services, planes trains, automobiles or anything we build. But there are many construction industry examples included because much of our energy and water use occurs in our buildings. Included are case study examples of the issues, and workbook activities for you to practice.
BIG-BIM 4.0 is peppered with activities and guidance designed to educate and expose you to proven tools and processes that are new to you. They point you to next-practices, guide your discovery process and allow you to experience and learn from mistakes that don't impact real projects. Understanding the tools and processes will help you calculate your potential benefits from the use of BIG Building Information Models.
- Publication Date:
- 0985535938 / 9780985535933
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Business & Economics / Decision Making & Problem Solving