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A case study of fostering multidisciplinary in built environment using BIM

Udeaja, C and Aziz, ZUH 2015, A case study of fostering multidisciplinary in built environment using BIM , in: Procs 31st Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-9 September 2015, Lincoln, UK.

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Building information modelling (BIM) has been made mandatory as part of the public procurement process in the UK. This move will by default encourage SMEs to develop their own capabilities to work with BIM technologies in order to maintain their market share or gain competitive advantage. It is argued that graduates with BIM expertise will be high in demand and will also have a profound effect on the sector and high project performance. This paper argues that the industry should look to the construction related education providers to instil students with awareness of BIM concepts and principles. This trend must be underpinned by educating and training BIM users and preparing future industry participants by modifying the curricula of architecture, engineering and construction and construction related programmes. The research will use case study approach to capture data from key staff, students and documentary evidence from two universities, one in the north-east and the other in the north-west. The paper will outline issues encountered and make recommendations on how best to improve the curriculum. The outcome will lead to the development of a strategy of how BIM activities can be incorporated in an effective learning methodology for both staff and students.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Procs 31st Annual ARCOM Conference edited by AB Raidén and E Aboagye-Nimo
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: Procs 31st Annual ARCOM Conference
Publisher: Association of Researchers in Construction Management
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: ZUH Aziz
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 15:03
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2015 15:03

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