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Bentley launches guide to BIM


Bentley Institute Press, publisher of a broad array of textbooks and professional reference works dedicated to BIM advancements in the architectural, engineering and construction communities, has produced a new guide to BIM.

Plain Language BIM is available as both a print publication and an eBook for Kindle and iOS devices.

Plain Language BIM condenses years of experience and lessons learned from Bentley Institute’s BIM Advancement Academy. It guides the reader through the many complexities of BIM methodology by providing a plain language understanding of the concepts and building blocks required to deliver an effective strategy.

It demonstrates why gathering data about the asset is vital to the BIM process, and why trustworthy and reliable information, delivered in an understandable and consumable manner, is essential for effective decision making – upgrading, augmenting, replacing, decommissioning, or leaving assets as they are.

The book also explores three elements in creating good BIM practices: people, process, and technology. It explains how the combination of these elements plays a crucial role in the lifecycle of an asset and in delivering better outcomes.

The book also examines the “Eight Pillars of BIM Wisdom” that ensure best practices and world-class BIM vision.

Author Iain Miskimmin comments: “Current industry thinking in the digital world moves at a fast-changing pace. But the lessons we have learned in the BIM Advancement Academy and that we share with you in this book, are an excellent starting point for any individual or organisation wishing to grasp both the high-level reasoning and the details of BIM.”

Plain Language BIM is now available as a printed book at, and also as an eBook from Amazon and from iTunes.