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Building information modelling : an issue of adoption and change management

Gu, Ning, Singh, Vishal, Taylor, Claudelle, London, Kerry, & Brankovic, Ljiljana (2007) Building information modelling : an issue of adoption and change management. In ICAN Conference 2007, 28 August, 2007, Sydney, Australia..

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Abstract

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an IT enabled technology that allows storage, management, sharing, access, update and use of all the data relevant to a project through out the project life-cycle in the form of a data repository. BIM enables improved inter-disciplinary collaboration across distributed teams, intelligent documentation and information retrieval, greater consistency in building data, better conflict detection and enhanced facilities management. While the technology itself may not be new, and similar approaches have been in use in some other sectors like Aircraft and Automobile industry for well over a decade now, the AEC/FM (Architecture, Engineering and Construction/ Facilities Management) industry is still to catch up with them in its ability to exploit the benefits of the IT revolution. Though the potential benefits of the technology in terms of knowledge sharing, project management, project co-ordination and collaboration are near to obvious, the adoption rate has been rather lethargic, inspite of some well directed efforts and availability of supporting commercial tools. Since the technology itself has been well tested over the years in some other domains the plausible causes must be rooted well beyond the explanation of the ‘Bell Curve of innovation adoption’. This paper discusses the preliminary findings of an ongoing research project funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation (CRC-CI) which aims to identify these gaps and come up with specifications and guidelines to enable greater adoption of the BIM approach in practice. A detailed literature review is conducted that looks at some of the similar research reported in the recent years. A desktop audit of some of the existing commercial tools that support BIM application has been conducted to identify the technological issues and concerns, and a workshop was organized with industry partners and various players in the AEC industry for needs analysis, expectations and feedback on the possible deterrents and inhibitions surrounding the BIM adoption.

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ID Code: 28263
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Extension Program, Project 2007-003-EP : Collaboration Platform
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > CRC Construction Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Icon.Net Pty Ltd
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Deposited On: 27 Oct 2009 14:11
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:47

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