Streamlining a design, manufacture, and fitting workflow within a UK fit-out SME : a BIM implementation case study

Underwood, J ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3193-1620, Shelbourn, M ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2995-3003, Fleming, AJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2660-6524, Heywood, J and Roberts, I 2018, 'Streamlining a design, manufacture, and fitting workflow within a UK fit-out SME : a BIM implementation case study' , in: Contemporary Strategies and Approaches in 3-D Information Modeling , IGI-Global, pp. 242-266.

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Abstract

A 30-month project is presented that is enabled through a knowledge transfer partnership government-funded initiative between the University of Salford and Links FF&E – a design, manufacture, and fit-out SME in the UK. The project is aiming to implement BIM as a catalyst for a lean transformation to streamline processes and operations through the adoption of a case study methodology on a design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) BIM implementation at Links FF&E. The findings highlight that the challenges for SMEs adopting disruptive technology could be mitigated with a business case that considers the changes on organizational processes and workflows by embedding technologies within the company with the focus on eliminating waste in the processes and adding value.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Kumar, B
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Publisher: IGI-Global
ISBN: 9781522556251
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 14:17
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 13:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/50418

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