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Exploiting building information modeling throughout the whole lifecycle of construction projects

Abdul Hamid, Abdul Rahim and Haleh, Sadeghi and Saeed Reza, Mohandes (2014) Exploiting building information modeling throughout the whole lifecycle of construction projects. Journal Of Basic And Applied Scientific Research, 4 (9). pp. 16-27. ISSN 2090-4304


Official URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/270568091...


Over the past few years, construction industry has encountered numerous problems such as rework, design errors, accidents and building failure, time and economic losses, poor work efficiency, and low standard level of cooperation amongst team members of different sectors. As such, information communication technology (ICT) has been evolved to minimize all the aforementioned setbacks in the construction industry. In doing so, building information modeling (BIM) has been proposed to all construction members such as engineers, architects, contractors, and owners to take benefit from. Since BIM was emerged into the construction industry, it has received the attention of many researchers and practitioners. While there have been roughly numerous studies conducted on the benefits involved in the use of BIM, it is a unresolved point why there has not been a greater take up of exploiting BIM throughout the whole lifecycle of construction projects. Therefore, this paper is mainly aimed to examine the effectiveness of exploiting BIM throughout the three different phases of building’s lifecycle, including preconstruction, construction, and post construction in great details regarding the previous studies conducted in this field. The authors have concluded that utilization of BIM has several benefits in different stages of construction projects, including minimizing design error, reducing rework, increasing work efficiency and cooperation amongst team members, facilitating the process of delivery and procurement, and reusing the wastages of materials.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:A General Works
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Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:23 Jan 2017 08:24
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