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Towards implementation of building information modelling in the construction industry

Arayici, Y, Khosrowshahi, F, Ponting, AM and Mihindu, S 2009, Towards implementation of building information modelling in the construction industry , in: Fifth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-V) “Collaboration and Integration in Engineering, Management and Technology”, May 20-22, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.

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      Abstract

      The construction industry has been facing a paradigm shift to (i) increase; productivity, efficiency, infrastructure value, quality and sustainability, (ii) reduce; lifecycle costs, lead times and duplications. It is advocated that most of them can be obtained through BIM (Building Information Modelling). It can be defined as the use of the ICT technologies to streamline the building lifecycle processes of a building and its surroundings, to provide a safer and more productive environment for its occupants; and to assert the least possible environmental impact from its existence; and be more operationally efficient for its owners throughout the building lifecycle. A research study has been carried out to investigate how BIM solutions are implemented by construction stakeholders in the UK, and for this matter investigated on whether a variety of methods being implemented by other countries such as Finland. The study focused on determining key strengths and identifying the challenges involved in implementing BIM in the country. This study was performed by surveys carried out in the UK with the UK construction stakeholders and by interviews carried out in Finland with Finnish construction practitioners and academics. This also captures many other similar studies been conducted by individuals, research groups and organisations around the world during last five years and such content have integrated within this paper as relevant.

      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
      Themes: Built and Human Environment
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
      Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Information Technology in Construction
      Refereed: Yes
      Depositing User: Y Arayici
      Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2012 10:17
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:24
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/20702

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