The changing perception in the artefacts used in the design practice through BIM adoption

Coates, SP ORCID:, Arayici, Y, Koskela, LJ and Usher, C 2010, The changing perception in the artefacts used in the design practice through BIM adoption , in: CIB 2010, 10/5/10 - 13/5/10, University of Salford.

[img] PDF - Accepted Version
Download (318kB)


When CAD (Computer Aided Design) was generally adopted in the early 1990’s, the hand drawn process was replaced with the CAD drawing but the nature of the artefacts / deliverables and the exchanges of information between disciplines remained fundamentally the same. The deliverables remained 2D representations of 3D forms and Specifications and Bill of Quantities. However, the building industry is under great pressure to provide value for money, sustainable design and construction. This has propelled the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM). BIM is a foundational tool for a team based lean design approach. It can enable the intelligent interrogation of design; provide a quicker and cheaper design production; better co-ordination of documentation; more effective change control; less repetition of processes; a better quality constructed product; and improved communication both for the architectural practice and across the supply chain. As BIM enables a new of working methodology, it entails the change in perceiving artefacts used and deliverables produced in the design and construction stages. In other words, defining what the informational issues are, who does what and who is responsible for what and the level of detail required at each stage in design and construction is critically important to adopt and implement BIM in the construction sector. This paper presents the key findings through the action research methodology about the change in the nature of artefacts and deliverables resulting from the BIM adoption in the KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) project undertaken by the University of Salford and John McCall Architects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: SP Coates
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2010 11:16
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 17:48

Actions (login required)

Edit record (repository staff only) Edit record (repository staff only)


Downloads per month over past year