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Building Information - Representation and Management: Fundamentals and Principles

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Alexander Koutamanis

Copyright Year: 2019

ISBN 13: 9789463661607

Publisher: TU Delft Open

Language: English

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Table of Contents

Part I. Digitization

  • 1. Digital information

Part II. Building representation

  • 2. Representation
  • 3. Analogue respresentations
  • 4. Building representations in BIM

Part III. Information: theory and management

  • 5. Data and information
  • 6. Information management
  • 7. Process and information

Part IV. Exercises

  • Key concepts
  • Exercise I: maintenance
  • Exercise II: change management
  • Exercise III: circular energy transition

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  • About the Book

    The book presents a coherent theory of building information, focusing on its representation and management in the digital era. It addresses issues such as the information explosion and the structure of analogue building representations to propose a parsimonious approach to the deployment and utilization of symbolic digital technologies like BIM.

    About the Contributors


    Alexander Koutamanis has studied architecture at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and received his PhD from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, where he is currently associate professor of computational design.

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