Digital construction through BIM systems will drive the Re-engineering of construction business practices

S. Mihindu*, Y. Arayici

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The construction industry has been facing a paradigm shift to (i) increase; productivity, efficiency, infrastructure value, quality and sustainability, (ii) reduce; lifecycle costs, lead times and duplications, via effective collaboration and communication of stakeholders in construction projects. Digital construction is a political initiative to address low productivity in the sector. This seeks to integrate processes throughout the entire lifecycle by utilising Building Information Modelling (BIM) systems. The focus is to create and reuse consistent digital information by the stakeholders throughout the lifecycle. However, implementation and use of BIM systems requires dramatic changes in the current business practices, bring new challenges for stakeholders e.g., the emerging knowledge and skill gap. This paper reviews and discusses the status of implementation of the BIM systems around the globe and their implications to the industry. Moreover, based on the lessons learnt, it will provide a guide to tackle these challenges and to facilitate successful transition towards utilizing BIM systems in construction projects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference Visualisation, VIS 2008, Visualisation in Built and Rural Environments
Pages29-34
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference Visualisation, VIS 2008, Visualisation in Built and Rural Environments - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Jul 200811 Jul 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference Visualisation, VIS 2008, Visualisation in Built and Rural Environments

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference Visualisation, VIS 2008, Visualisation in Built and Rural Environments
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period9/07/0811/07/08

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