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Rethinking the project development process through use of BIM

Talebi, S 2014, Rethinking the project development process through use of BIM , in: 2nd BIM International Conference on Challenges to Overcome, 9th and 10th of October 2014, Lisbon, Portugal. (In Press)

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Abstract

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process whereby digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a facility are built, analysed, documented and assessed virtually, then revised iteratively until the optimal model is obtained. The virtual BIM model is not only a graphical design but a process to generate and manage building data. All project participants can use BIM as a real simulation of the actual project. However, in regard to the linear, uncoordinated and highly variable traditional processes, there is ambiguity how BIM can be consistently utilised during whole project life cycle and whether traditional processes are able to fully benefit from BIM. This study did a literature review and identified that BIM is greatly effective in all aspects of a construction project life cycle and overcomes many of the problems found within the traditional process management by providing an object oriented, parametric and visual representation of the product. It was also found collaborative delivery methods such as IPD and DB are more appropriate for BIM based projects. Nevertheless, in order to effectively use the BIM, it is required to rethink the way in which projects are delivered.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: 2nd BIM International Conference on Challenges to Overcome
Publisher: BIMForum Portugal
Refereed: Yes
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Funders: University of Salford
Depositing User: S Talebi
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 13:07
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 18:16
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/32276

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