Digital construction through BIM systems will drive the re-engineering of construction business practices

Mihindu, SA and Arayici, Y 2009, 'Digital construction through BIM systems will drive the re-engineering of construction business practices' , in: Visualisation: in built and rural environments , IEEE computer society, pp. 29-34.

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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, via effective collaboration and communication of stakeholders in construction projects. Digital construction is a political initiative to address low productivity in the sector. This seeks to integrate processes throughout the entire lifecycle by utilising building information modelling (BIM) systems. The focus is to create and reuse consistent digital information by the stakeholders throughout the lifecycle. However, implementation and use of BIM systems requires dramatic changes in the current business practices, bring new challenges for stakeholders e.g., the emerging knowledge and skill gap. This paper reviews and discusses the status of implementation of the BIM systems around the globe and their implications to the industry. Moreover, based on the lessons learnt, it will provide a guide to tackle these challenges and to facilitate successful transition towards utilizing BIM systems in construction projects.

Item Type: Book Section
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Publisher: IEEE computer society
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780769532714
Depositing User: S Mihindu
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2010 11:11
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:28

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