Building Information Modeling

Technology Foundations and Industry Practice

  • André Borrmann
  • Markus König
  • Christian Koch
  • Jakob Beetz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. André Borrmann, Markus König, Christian Koch, Jakob Beetz
    Pages 1-24
  3. Technological Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. André Borrmann, Volker Berkhahn
      Pages 27-41
    3. Christian Koch, Markus König
      Pages 43-62
    4. Markus König
      Pages 63-78
  4. Interoperability in AEC

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. André Borrmann, Jakob Beetz, Christian Koch, Thomas Liebich, Sergej Muhic
      Pages 81-126
    3. Jakob Beetz, André Borrmann, Matthias Weise
      Pages 127-138
    4. Rasso Steinmann
      Pages 139-153
    5. Kevin Schwabe, Maximilian Dichtl, Markus König, Christian Koch
      Pages 167-180
    6. Pieter Pauwels, Kris McGlinn, Seppo Törmä, Jakob Beetz
      Pages 181-197
    7. Ken Arroyo Ohori, Filip Biljecki, Kavisha Kumar, Hugo Ledoux, Jantien Stoter
      Pages 199-215
    8. Julian Amann, Cornelius Preidel, Eike Tauscher, André Borrmann
      Pages 217-231
  5. BIM-Based Collaboration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Markus Scheffer, Hannah Mattern, Markus König
      Pages 235-249
    3. Sven-Eric Schapke, Jakob Beetz, Markus König, Christian Koch, André Borrmann
      Pages 251-277
    4. Cornelius Preidel, André Borrmann, Hannah Mattern, Markus König, Sven-Eric Schapke
      Pages 279-291
    5. Jan Tulke, René Schumann
      Pages 293-302
    6. Klaus Eschenbruch, Jörg L. Bodden
      Pages 303-314
  6. BIM Use Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Jan Tulke
      Pages 317-327
    3. Thomas Fink
      Pages 329-336
    4. Christoph van Treeck, Reinhard Wimmer, Tobias Maile
      Pages 337-347
    5. Jochen Teizer, Jürgen Melzner
      Pages 349-365
    6. Cornelius Preidel, André Borrmann
      Pages 367-381
    7. Hannah Mattern, Markus Scheffer, Markus König
      Pages 383-391
    8. Jörg Blankenbach
      Pages 393-411
    9. Marcus Schreyer, Christoph Pflug
      Pages 413-420
    10. Jochen Teizer, Alexander Blickle, Tobias King, Olaf Leitzbach, Daniel Guenther, Hannah Mattern et al.
      Pages 421-446
    11. Jan Tulke, René Schumann
      Pages 447-461
    12. Alexander Braun, Sebastian Tuttas, Uwe Stilla, André Borrmann
      Pages 463-476
    13. Klaus Aengenvoort, Markus Krämer
      Pages 477-491
  7. Industrial Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 493-493
    2. René Schumann, Jan Tulke
      Pages 495-507
    3. Ilka May, Christopher Pynn, Paul Hill
      Pages 509-534
    4. Martin Egger, Markus Hochmuth, Nazereh Nejatbakhsh, Sabine Steinert
      Pages 535-547
    5. Matthias Ebneter, Nils Krönert
      Pages 549-554
    6. Konstantinos Kessoudis, Jochen Teizer, Frank Schley, Alexander Blickle, Lynn Hiel, Nikolas Früh et al.
      Pages 555-568
  8. Summary and Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 569-569
    2. André Borrmann, Markus König, Christian Koch, Jakob Beetz
      Pages 571-574
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 575-584

About this book


Building Information Modeling (BIM) refers to the consistent and continuous use of digital information throughout the entire lifecycle of a built facility, including its design, construction and operation. In order to exploit BIM methods to their full potential, a fundamental grasp of their key principles and applications is essential. Accordingly, this book combines discussions of theoretical foundations with reports from the industry on currently applied best practices.

The book’s content is divided into six parts: Part I discusses the technological basics of BIM and addresses computational methods for the geometric and semantic modeling of buildings, as well as methods for process modeling. Next, Part II covers the important aspect of the interoperability of BIM software products and describes in detail the standardized data format Industry Foundation Classes. It presents the different classification systems, discusses the data format CityGML for describing 3D city models and COBie for handing over data to clients, and also provides an overview of BIM programming tools and interfaces. Part III is dedicated to the philosophy, organization and technical implementation of BIM-based collaboration, and discusses the impact on legal issues including construction contracts. In turn, Part IV covers a wide range of BIM use cases in the different lifecycle phases of a built facility, including the use of BIM for design coordination, structural analysis, energy analysis, code compliance checking, quantity take-off, prefabrication, progress monitoring and operation. In Part V, a number of design and construction companies report on the current state of BIM adoption in connection with actual BIM projects, and discuss the approach pursued for the shift toward BIM, including the hurdles taken. Lastly, Part VI summarizes the book’s content and provides an outlook on future developments.

The book was written both for professionals using or programming such tools, and for students in Architecture and Construction Engineering programs.


Applied Computing in Architecture BIM – Building Information Modeling BIM Use Cases Computer-Aided Engineering Construction Management Technology Management

Editors and affiliations

  • André Borrmann
    • 1
  • Markus König
    • 2
  • Christian Koch
    • 3
  • Jakob Beetz
    • 4
  1. 1.Chair of Computational Modeling and SimulationTechnical University of MunichMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Informatik im BauwesenRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany
  3. 3.Chair of Intelligent Technical DesignBauhaus-Universität WeimarWeimarGermany
  4. 4.Chair of Design ComputationRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-92861-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-92862-3
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