I have not attempted to cite all the authorities and sources consulted in preparation of this workbook and the companion book BIG BIM 4.1. To do so would require more space than is available. The list would include federal government agencies, AIA chapters, customers, libraries, institutions, and many individuals.

My most special thanks and all my love to Beth. Without her support, none of this would be possible.

My thanks to my friend and colleague Kimon Onuma, FAIA, president of Onuma Inc. of Pasadena, CA for his insight and support with examples and concepts throughout this book. Mr. Onuma has long been a thought leader in the BIM world. His conception of the Object Genome, organizing the objects that underpin BIM technology, helped many understand the complexity and power of the process. Mr. Onuma won the 2007 American Institute of Architects BIM award for the US Coast Guard Web-Enabled BIM Projects and the 2007 FIATECH CETI Award for the Sector Command Planning System for the US Coast Guard. Design Atlantic Ltd worked on both projects with Onuma. Mr. Onuma’s groundbreaking contributions to the future of information in the built world will affect us all for many years to come.

My thanks and sincere appreciation to the group of national and international experts that took their time to review and comment on the material in BIG BIM 4.1, and this workbook—In Ireland: Professor Alan Hore, Alan Redmond, Paul Sexton, Ralph Montague, and Shawn O’Keeffe; In Germany: Professor Alexander Malkwitz, Oliver Lindner, and Volker Krieger; In the USA: Chip Veise, Deke Smith, Devin Jernigan, Josh Plager, Kevin Connolly, Michael Chipley, Michael Scarmack, Paul Adams, Peter Cholakis, Thomas Dalbert, Yong Ku Kim, Forrest Huff, Hugh Livingston, Jared Banks, and John Roach; In the UK: David Churcher; In Spain: Professor Farid Mokhtar Noriega, and; In the Netherlands: Joost Wijnen. Be assured that they contributed to this being a great book and that I am fully to blame for any errors.

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