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The limitations of BIM in the architectural process

Coates, P, Arayici, Y, Koskela, LJ, Kagioglou, M, Usher, C and O’ Reilly, K 2010, The limitations of BIM in the architectural process , in: First International Conference on Sustainable Urbanization (ICSU 2010), 15-17 December 2010, Hong Kong, China.

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      Abstract

      Building Informational Modeling has been suggested by some as the panacea to address the interdisciplinary inefficiencies in the construction industry. In many cases the adoption of BIM has numerous potential benefits. But when considering individual disciplines within the construction industry the question is how will BIM integrate with their business process? The term business process here is used to refer to project development in an architectural organization. Although both practice management and project management are also considered. BIM is an enabling tool within the construction process. According to Lean principles tools should only be used where they are applicable to the tasks and tangible benefits can be demonstrated. When applying a new technology such as BIM it is critical to understand the core activities to which the technology is being applied. This paper sets out a framework of actions and interactions that occur within architectural practice. Through this understanding the role and potential of BIM adoption as a basis for re-engineering can be evaluated. The particular understanding of architectural practice and the adoption of BIM has been gained through action research undertaken as part of a knowledge transfer partnership project. The knowledge transfer partnership was set up between the University of Salford and John McCall Architects.

      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
      Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > Q Science (General)
      Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
      Built and Human Environment
      Subjects outside of the University Themes
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
      Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
      Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Information Technology in Construction
      Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
      Refereed: Yes
      Depositing User: Y Arayici
      Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2011 10:47
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:46
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12898

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