Analysis framework for the interaction between lean construction and building information modelling

Sacks, Rafael, Dave, Bhargav, Koskela, Lauri, & Owen, Robert (2009) Analysis framework for the interaction between lean construction and building information modelling. In 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan.


Building with Building Information Modelling (BIM) changes design and production processes. But can BIM be used to support process changes designed according to lean production and lean construction principles? To begin to answer this question we provide a conceptual analysis of the interaction of lean construction and BIM for improving construction. This was investigated by compiling a detailed listing of lean construction principles and BIM functionalities which are relevant from this perspective. These were drawn from a detailed literature survey. A research framework for analysis of the interaction between lean and BIM was then compiled. The goal of the framework is to both guide and stimulate research; as such, the approach adopted up to this point is constructive. Ongoing research has identified 55 such interactions, the majority of which show positive synergy between the two.

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ID Code: 71045
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Building Information Modelling, Information Flow, Lean Construction
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 01 Oct 2015 23:28
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 05:02

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