BIM implementation for an architectural practice

Arayici, Y, Coates, SP ORCID:, Koskela, LJ, Kagioglou, M, Usher, C and O’Reilly, K 2009, BIM implementation for an architectural practice , in: 26th International Conference on IT in construction, 1/10/09 - 3/10/09, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.

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Design needs to be completed in a multidisciplinary environment. Severe issues about data acquisition and management arise during the design development due to the complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity. 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. Although BIM has been im-plemented by large design and construction practices, it is not widely (if at all) used by SMEs (Small, Medium Enterprises). Besides, implementation of BIM systems through lean design process brings changes and new challenges for stakeholders. This paper discusses BIM implementation with lean thinking in design via the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with John McCall Architects in Liverpool.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: Managing IT in Construction / Managing Construction for Tomorrow
Publisher: CRC Press
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: SP Coates
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2010 11:14
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 20:25

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