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Future perspectives on product data management in building information modeling

Palos, S, Kiviniemi, AO and Kuusisto, J 2014, 'Future perspectives on product data management in building information modeling' , Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, 14 (1) , pp. 52-68.

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Abstract

Purpose – It has been argued that product data libraries have the potential to improve global real-estate development and increase productivity. Product data libraries provide the basis to support diverse national classification systems and different languages. The aim of this paper is to identify product data management (PDM) systematics and recommend future development needs to building product libraries, focusing on the functional shortcomings and data processing deficiencies found in the current libraries. Design/methodology/approach – A literature review of state-of-the-art practices of BIM within the construction industry was conducted including product libraries, supply chains, guidelines, industry tools and practices, and general use of BIM. Findings from the literature review were complemented with insights from the academia and industry by obtaining data through focused interviews with experts who were chosen based on their prestige and reference. Findings – As a result of the studies performed for this article, roadmaps are proposed for product library implementation globally. The role of standardization in implementing BIM-compatible product libraries is highlighted. Originality/value – This article covers the state-of-the-art practices of PDM in BIM libraries, which is useful for the development of coherent BIM libraries for the AEC industry worldwide.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1471-4175
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Depositing User: S Rafiq
Date Deposited: 07 May 2014 15:02
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:54
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/31742

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