BIM and Building Resilience: A Hybrid Mechanism to Integrate Measures against Flooding

Mohammad Mayouf, A. Sharif, Mark Shelbourn

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    For over a decade, there has been a rapid progression in applying the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) across the whole life cycle in a construction project. Despite many of the benefits that BIM offers, there is limited evidence that portrayed the role that BIM plays in improving the resilience of built assets, especially against unprecedented events such as flooding. To date, many flood resilient measures were introduced, however, a hybrid mechanism that integrates these measures collectively integrating stakeholders? needs and requirements is currently lacking. This research aims to portray the role of BIM in facilitating an integrated mechanism toward improving the resilience of built assets against flooding. Data was attained using secondary data from existing studies in the literature and primary data using semi-structured interviews with six experts from one of the city councils in the UK. The findings show that despite the progressiveness of measures against flooding, it is often targeted at an urban level with limited emphasis at a building level. The analysis supported pointed out the role that BIM can play in improving the resilience of built assets through informing design elements, which can support providing more informed decisions. The paper proposed a hybrid mechanism that supports recognizing BIM's role in integrating resilience measures of the built assets against flooding. Future work will examine the effectiveness of the proposed mechanism in a real-life scenario.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalConstruction in the Century (CITC) - 12
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 1 Dec 2022


    • BIM
    • Flooding
    • Resilience
    • Design
    • Risk.


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