Airport Building Information Modelling

Ozan Koseoglu, Yusuf Arayici

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In the last two decades, there have been several new technologies emerged, by which our lives and works are surrounded. This in turn has become stimulus for mankind for new ideas and abandon the old ones. The more use of these technologies, the more change in our lifestyles and the way we do our works. For example, buildings and other civil structures were built in different ways depending on the time that they were built. Today, priority in design and construction is on the concurrency, synchronisation, lean principles and integrity for the sustainability sake.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a new and innovative way of working methodology is at the forefront in the construction sector, where control of time, cost and waste is of paramount concern to all parties in the construction projects. Many problems relating to issues of control result from the inadequate communication of information within contracting organisations or amongst contracting and other design organisations. The amount of information involved in any construction project from start to finish should not be underestimated.

Although BIM is mainly considered for the building sector, this book expands the scope of BIM beyond buildings via its use in the Istanbul New Airport construction project, which is a mega-scale construction project incorporating a varying mix of infrastructures including terminals, runways, passenger gates, car parks, railways and roads. The book details how Building Information Modelling is being deployed in the planning, design, construction and lay the foundation for its use for the future operation of the Istanbul New Airport. Airport BIM came out from extensive industry experience and academic know-how in the area applied as a best-practice.

Authors came out an idea of generating a flagship book for the future of the digital design and construction in the AEC World. Therefore; Dr. Ozan Koseoglu and Prof. Yusuf Arayici agreed to translate this valuable know-how and best practice into literature. This unique combination brought about the Airport BIM concept after 2 years of extensive work, following the Grand Opening of Istanbul New Airport into full operations.

The book presents a best practice BIM project with a new business model for clients while demonstrating concurrent engineering, lean processes, collaborative design and construction, and effective construction management. Moreover, the book provides a visionary exemplar for the further use of digital technologies in civil engineering projects including highways, railways and others on the way towards the Smart City vision. Accordingly, it demonstrates how Airport Building Information Modelling (ABIM) is being used to:

• facilitate collaboration, cooperation and integrated project delivery
• manage subcontractors and eliminate cost over-runs
• reduce waste on site and enhance overall quality
• connect people in a virtual environment to encourage collaborative working
• provide clients with an effective interface for lifecycle management including: design development, construction documentation, construction phases, and lay the foundation for BIM and Big Data Integration for the future Airport facilities management
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages94
ISBN (Electronic)9780429448249
ISBN (Print)9781138329331
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2019
Externally publishedYes


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