BIM – implications for government

Furneaux, Craig & Kivvits, Robbie (2008) BIM – implications for government. CRC for Construction Innovation, Brisbane.

Abstract

As ‘The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice’ (cited by Riskus (2007) suggests, Building Information Modelling, or BIM, is “the use of virtual building information models to develop building design solutions, design documentation, and to analyse construction processes”. We would suggest such a definition, while useful, should be extended to include the operational phases of built assets (such as maintenance and decommissioning), and also be applied to the whole area of infrastructure. As a set of technologies, BIM holds promise to deliver benefits for the property, construction, and infrastructure management industries – particularly improved efficiencies and effectiveness through enhanced collaboration at all stages of the construction cycle. There are several important qualifiers, barriers, enablers, and some disadvantages with this suite of technologies. This report outlines the costs and benefits enablers and barriers associated with BIM, and makes suggestions about how these issues may be addressed.

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ID Code: 26997
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Edited by Kerry Brown.
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program A : Business and Industry Development, Project 2004-032-A : Construction Industry Business Environment (CIBE)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
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Deposited On: 25 Aug 2009 02:17
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