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Managing and Visualizing Your BIM Data

By : Ernesto Pellegrino, Manuel André Bottiglieri, Gavin Crump, Luisa Cypriano Pieper, Dounia Touil
Book Image

Managing and Visualizing Your BIM Data

By: Ernesto Pellegrino, Manuel André Bottiglieri, Gavin Crump, Luisa Cypriano Pieper, Dounia Touil

Overview of this book

Business intelligence software has rapidly spread its roots in the AEC industry during the last few years. This has happened due to the presence of rich digital data in BIM models whose datasets can be gathered, organized, and visualized through software such as Autodesk Dynamo BIM and Power BI. Managing and Visualizing Your BIM Data helps you understand and implement computer science fundamentals to better absorb the process of creating Dynamo scripts and visualizing the collected data on powerful dashboards. This book provides a hands-on approach and associated methodologies that will have you productive and up and running in no time. After understanding the theoretical aspects of computer science and related topics, you will focus on Autodesk Dynamo to develop scripts to manage data. Later, the book demonstrates four case studies from AEC experts across the world. In this section, you’ll learn how to get started with Autodesk Dynamo to gather data from a Revit model and create a simple C# plugin for Revit to stream data on Power BI directly. As you progress, you’ll explore how to create dynamic Power BI dashboards using Revit floor plans and make a Power BI dashboard to track model issues. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to develop a script to gather a model’s data and visualize datasets in Power BI easily.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Overview of Digitalization and BIM Data
Section 2: Examples and Case Studies from Experts around the World
Section 3: Deep Dive into Autodesk Dynamo

Why analyzing BIM data is important

As AEC industry professionals, we already know the definition of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Although not everybody agrees on the same "shade" of definition, we can say that BIM is a process to manage building data. Everybody agrees on that. But, what about the data-driven business model? How can BIM fit into this new type of business? We already know that, worldwide, companies and organizations are implementing a data-driven business model. And the reasons behind that are related, of course, to profits and cost reductions. Yes, it has been proven by various research institutes, such as BARC and McKinsey Global, that businesses that gather and analyze data increased their earnings by 8% and reduced costs by 10%. And those are facts based on numbers, not opinions.

Until now, we all, in different ways, have implemented BIM processes to design, manage, and control our projects. However, the most significant change that is happening...