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This book was made possible by the generous support of a number of individuals and organizations, I’d hereby like to acknowledge. First and foremost I’d like to show my gratitude to all the experts who lent their insights either via comments or interview. (Full credits for those I interviewed and quoted can be found at the end of the relevant chapters.) I want to particularly thank the University of Melbourne for its support and specifically Prof. Mark Burry in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning for his guidance.

I would also like to mention the assistance given to me by Steve Sanderson and Daniel Davis at WeWork (previously at CASE). They opened up their networks and introduced me to some of the key individuals who enriched this book with their commentary. Lastly, I would like to thank my publisher Wiley, and notably Helen Castle and Calver Lezama for their patience and their insistence in getting the best out of me in this truly transcontinental effort.

BIM is changing, and rapidly so. While it remained predominantly the domain of technology specialists in architecture and engineering firms in the early twenty-first century, it is now steadily gaining relevance for a broad range of stakeholders in the design, construction, manufacture, and operation of built assets. Hand in hand with the dissemination of BIM comes the dissemination of knowledge associated to its application and the diversification of tasks associated to its management.

BIM Managers are becoming far more relevant than simply acting as implementers of technology. They are in fact change agents and if they do their job well, it ties in closely with the core business pursued by their organizations. Beyond that, BIM Managers are becoming key innovators who help to transform the construction industry and associated professions globally. This Handbook was conceived to offer concise guidance and support to those trying to embrace the many facets of BIM Management.

The chapters herein were originally published online as six eParts, each one related to all others, but at the same time sufficiently distinct to act as independent contributions to a whole. The sequential release as eParts has led to discrete, easily digestible sections on highly profiled topics, allowing for latest trends and developments about BIM to be included. In book form, the structure has the advantage that contents are very focused. The reader can go to individual chapters on a needs-to basis for information and advice.