Potential of Lean to Minimise Implementation Costs of Building Information Modelling (BIM): A Conceptual Framework

Lichini Weerasinghe, Suranga Jayasena, Akila Pramodh Rathnasinghe*

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Abstract

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a combination of technological processes in which the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of any construction project can be digitally managed. Even though BIM's promising nature has been appraised in scholarly works, it is not yet being fully implemented in the construction industry. Many scholarly works have identified cost headings of the BIM implementation as the major barriers for a successful BIM implementation. As a come-up strategy, Lean Construction Principles (LCP) can be used to minimise the wastes which do not add value to the construction. Therefore, the aim of this research to develop a lean integrated BIM framework to minimise the cost headings of BIM implementation. Accordingly, an extensive literature survey was conducted to develop a conceptual framework by identifying the cost headings and the possible expectations with the BIM implementation and identifying the applicable lean construction principles to optimise the value of BIM implementation with respect to each cost heading as the objectives of this study. So, this study has identified the BIM implementation with the expectations of the stakeholders and the associated cost headings. Further, BIM implemented projects have been compared with the traditional projects to identify the major benefits. In addition to that, LCP were discussed with the benefits of its usage. Therefore, this framework lays down the guidelines for construction industry-related firms to find their capabilities and competence to implement BIM with the integration of lean construction principles. Hence, this research will be effective for the construction industry as the major barrier for BIM implementation has been recovered with the strategy of lean construction principles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings – 2021 IEOM India Conference
EditorsShekar Babu, Devdas Shetty, V. Vasu, R.R.K. Sharma, Ahad Ali
Place of PublicationBangalore, India
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages72-82
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781792361289
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2021
EventFirst Indian International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management - Virtual, Bangalore, India
Duration: 16 Aug 202118 Aug 2021
http://ieomsociety.org/india2021/

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
PublisherIEOM Society International
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767

Conference

ConferenceFirst Indian International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityBangalore
Period16/08/2118/08/21
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