Pittsburgh — BuildSteel, an alliance of steel and construction industry organizations, announced the release of “BIM for Cold-Formed Steel Framed Projects: Benefits, Drawbacks, and How to Succeed,” an e-book to help architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals understand and utilize BIM for their cold-formed steel projects.

“Building Information Modeling is gaining momentum within the construction industry and cold-formed steel projects are particularly well-suited for the BIM process,” said Dan Snyder, director of BuildSteel. “In many cases, BIM can help save time and money in construction, but it’s not a guarantee for all projects so it’s important for construction professionals to know when it will be a good fit for their projects and how to take full advantage of the process when it is.”

Within the e-book, AEC professionals will learn:

  • Five steps to become competent in BIM
  • BIM do’s and don’ts for cold-formed steel projects
  • Tips for establishing a BIM project team

In addition, the e-book includes a series of case studies illustrating examples of successful BIM projects as well as a list of resources for additional support.

“BIM for Cold-Formed Steel Framed Projects: Benefits, Drawbacks, and How to Succeed” can be downloaded at to http://www.buildsteel.org/bim-project-ebook.

For more information about BuildSteel, to request complimentary project assistance, or sign up for the latest information and resources in cold-formed steel framing, visit www.buildsteel.org.