Synchronous building information model-based collaboration in the cloud: A proposed low cost IT platform and a case study

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Authors

External departments

  • Teesside University

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
EditorsR. Raymond Issa, Ian Flood
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages89-96
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413616
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Orlando, United States
Duration: 23 Jun 201425 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameComputing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering

Conference

Conference2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period23/06/1425/06/14
Publication type

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies and processes enable different implementation levels or use stages with varying degree of integration (e.g. file-based collaboration, model-based collaboration). While there is no general agreement on the terminology to denote such levels or use stages, file-based collaboration and model-based collaboration - often called also integrated BIM - are the two levels being investigated in both academic research and industry applications. In file-based collaboration, project participants from a supply chain produce federated BIM models that are merged together for specialized purposes (e.g. design coordination) only at specific project lifecycle phases. In model-based collaboration, all participants work on a synchronized central model that is integrated and can be shared among them at project phase. Model-based collaboration represents a significant paradigm shift in industry practices. In recent years, much of the research in both BIM technologies and processes has been focused on BIM file-based collaboration. This research proposes a low cost IT platform that enables BIM model-based collaboration and a real world case study. The proposed platform and benefits and the challenges from working in this environment are discussed in this paper.