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Overview of building information modelling in healthcare projects

Pikas, E, Koskela, LJ, Sapountzis, S, Dave, B and Owen, RL 2011, Overview of building information modelling in healthcare projects , in: Global health infrastructure-challenges for the next decade, Delivering Innovation,demonstarting the benefits, 26 - 28 September, Manchester, UK.

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Abstract

In this paper, we explore how BIM functionalities together with novel management concepts and methods have been utilized in thirteen hospital projects in the United States and the United Kingdom. Secondary data collection and analysis were used as the method. Initial findings indicate that the utilization of BIM enables a holistic view of project delivery and helps to integrate project parties into a collaborative process. The initiative to implement BIM must come from the top down to enable early involvement of all key stakeholders. It seems that it is rather resistance from people to adapt to the new way of working and thinking than immaturity of technology that hinders the utilization of BIM.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: HaCIRIC 11 Conference proceedings
Publisher: HaCIRIC, Imperial College, Tanaka Business School
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Stelios Sapountzis
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 14:40
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 09:40
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18379

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