Rethinking the build process for BIM adoption

Esra Kurul, F. H. Abanda, J H M Tah, Franco Cheung

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    Collaborative working and integrated project delivery (IPD) are considered to be pivotal for the UK Built Environment Sector to rise up to the important challenges, such as reducing carbon emissions and cost, whilst delivering better value to the client. Considerable work remains to be done after nearly 1.5 decades since Egan listed them among the five key drivers of change. Innovating through integration and advocating change remain amongst the Government’s top priorities for the sector to respond to the five-low carbon challenges, and thus to reduce costs by between 10% and 30%.
    Building Information Modelling (BIM) is currently hailed as a solution that will eventually make collaborative working a reality. There is a strong push in the UK for the industry to adopt BIM but very limited appreciation of the issues that need to be resolved, eg cultural, procedural, contractual and process-related. Technological solutions to this problem exist but they need to be creatively combined to facilitate true collaboration between disparate project stakeholders who are often reluctant to share innovative solutions due to contractual relationships and Intellectual Property.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRethinking the build process for BIM adoption
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 2013
    EventCIB World Building Congress Construction and Society - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 5 May 20139 May 2013


    ConferenceCIB World Building Congress Construction and Society
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    • BIM, building process


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