Building Information Modelling

Omar Doukari*, Mohamad Kassem, David Greenwood

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From its origins as a computer-aided three-dimensional modelling tool, Building Information Modelling (BIM) has evolved to incorporate time scheduling, cost management, and ultimately an information management framework that has the potential to enhance decision-making throughout the whole life-cycle of built assets. This chapter summarises state-of-the-art BIM and its benefits. It then considers the particular characteristics of deep renovation projects, the challenges confronting their delivery, and the potential for using BIM to meet the challenges. This includes the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to BIM models to optimise deep renovation project delivery. The prospects for this are encouraging, but further development work, including the creation of ontologies that are appropriate for renovation work, is still needed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDisrupting Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationDigitalisation and the Transformation of Deep Renovation
EditorsTheo Lynn, Pierangelo Rosati, Mohamad Kassem, Stelios Krinidis, Jennifer Kennedy
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783031323096
ISBN (Print)9783031323089
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2023

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Digital Business and Enabling Technologies (PSDBET)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
VolumePart F1217
ISSN (Print)2662-1282
ISSN (Electronic)2662-1290

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