Overview of building information modelling in healthcare projects

Pikas, Ergo, Koskela, Lauri, Sapountzis, Stylianos, Dave, Bhargav, & Owen, Robert (2011) Overview of building information modelling in healthcare projects. In Global health infrastructure - challenges for the next decade: Delivering innovation, demonstrating the benefits: Conference Proceedings - 4th Annual Conference of the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre, HaCIRIC - Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre, Manchester, UK, pp. 286-298.

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In this paper, we explore how BIM functionalities together with novel management concepts and methods have been utilized in thirteen hospital projects in the United States and the United Kingdom. Secondary data collection and analysis were used as the method. Initial findings indicate that the utilization of BIM enables a holistic view of project delivery and helps to integrate project parties into a collaborative process. The initiative to implement BIM must come from the top down to enable early involvement of all key stakeholders. It seems that it is rather resistance from people to adapt to the new way of working and thinking than immaturity of technology that hinders the utilization of BIM.

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ID Code: 71035
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Building Information Modelling (BIM), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), building model, information, design and construction
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 University of Salford, USIR
Deposited On: 01 Jun 2015 22:41
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2015 04:57

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