The results of the hard work civil engineers are doing is visible everywhere you go, from buildings, roads, and bridges to water distribution systems and towers. The demand for qualified civil engineers is increasing rapidly due to population growth and new infrastructure plans. Pursuing a career in civil engineering can be very challenging, but it also promises excellent financial and professional development.
We believe that building better should be accessible in today’s world. There are many resources, guides, and materials where people in this industry can inform themselves and keep up to date with the developments in construction engineering. Whether you’re a civil engineering student, a BIM manager, or just someone who has an interest in this field, this blog post will be an excellent asset for you. We prepared a list of blogs and books that keep us up to date in this field and help us change construction for a sustainable future.
Here are our top construction blogs and books list that will help you enrich your knowledge in the industry!
This blog is for Architects and Engineers, and it consists of articles related to the AllPlan software and content about the AEC industry, new technologies, methods, and trends. We love this blog because it consists of innovative ideas, concepts, processes, and projects and shares the same ideology with us, shortly said: everything that makes building better. We in Breon are using the Allplan software for 3D modeling and has proven to be an excellent tool for executing our work.
BIM Corner is a Norwegian blog – we are highlighting this because Norway is considered a leader, and BIM is one of the world’s most advanced countries in BIM implementation. In this blog, you can read all about BIM, theory, and its practical use.
In this UK blog, you can find content and articles from this industry in the form of news, views, comments, analysis, and extended features with the main focus on BIM. You can also sign up for their newsletter to receive the latest information in your inbox!
BIMcollab is another helpful resource, and even though the articles are mainly related to their software (BIMcollab zoom – model validation and issues management), it is also good to expand your knowledge in the industry.
Constructible is a selection of construction industry data, news, and educational materials. Their content and industry insights will help you understand the material better and stay on top of technology development and trends.
BIMobject is a global marketplace for the construction industry that provides architects and engineers the information and motivation to design buildings better, smarter, and greener. BIMobject gathers all the construction industry experts in one place where they have access to an extensive library of BIM objects for any design software.
Building Information Modeling – BIM in Current and Future Practice by Karen M. Kensek, Douglas Noble
This book is for everyone who has a basic understanding of building modeling, is familiar with the variety of software tools available for implementation, and knows more about how BIM improves the design, construction, and delivery of notable buildings.
Leading experts from universities and professional practice composed essays exploring BIM’s potential to improve architectural design’s products and processes, including the structure and content of the tools themselves. The content is grouped into six chapters and gives us insights into these topics:
– Design Thinking and BIM
– BIM Analytics
– Comprehensive BIM
– Reasoning with BIM
– Professional BIM
– BIM Speculations
BIM and Construction Management, Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows by Brad Hardin, Dave McCool
This book is well structured and very helpful in walking you through the BIM journey. It explains the whole process of construction, through all the phases to its completion. The book is a complete guide through the tools and means that can be used in various points along the project lifecycle and shows what kind of an outcome we can expect.
You can read more about how the tools can be used in the construction process, which information and data are needed, the results, and where the data can be or cannot be connected to other systems. It is a must for everyone who wishes to learn more about leveraging BIM and technology in the construction process.
This book outlines a results-oriented approach that explains to you how to incorporate BIM and other technologies into all stages of construction management, such as:
– Project planning
A Practical Guide to Adopting BIM in Construction Projects by Bimal Kumar
There are tons of books, case studies, and content about the theoretical principles of BIM technologies. Still, only a few have pointed out the day-to-day practical matters in implementing BIM technologies and methods in a construction project.
The author combines a background theory and practical ideas to ensure that the book’s content is relevant to all engineers, architects, contractors, and client organizations. It is also a great key introduction in this area for the students. Although the main focus of the topic is the UK, it is equally relevant in any country where best practice is wanted.
This book presents a reader-friendly guide to help students and engineers fully understand the concepts of the process and to implement the knowledge and the principles into real-life scenarios.
Civil engineers can never know it all! It is a process of constant learning, upgrading their skills and knowledge. It is more than essential to be up-to-date with all the trends and technologies developments so the best product can be delivered in the process.
We in Breon strive to enrich our resources collection and work on constant team knowledge building and improving our work in any way we can. You can also visit our blog section, where we try to deliver the most important and valuable news from the industry that can benefit you.