Evaluations of BIM : frameworks and perspectives

Nepal, Madhav Prasad, Jupp, Julie R., & Aibinu, Ajibade Ayodeji (2014) Evaluations of BIM : frameworks and perspectives. In Issa Issa, Raymond & Flood, Ian (Eds.) Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (2014), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Orlando, Florida, pp. 769-776.

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This paper examines the evaluation of BIM-enabled projects. It provides a critical review of the three main areas of measurement, namely technology, organization/people and process. Using two documented case studies of BIM implementation, the paper illustrates the benefits realized by project owners and contractors, and illustrates a lack of attention relative to contextual factors affecting the adoption and deployment of BIM. The paper has three main contributions. First, it identifies and discusses the lack of and difficulty surrounding standardized assessment methods for evaluating BIM-enabled projects. Second, it proposes a conceptual model that includes contextual attributes and demonstrates how the proposed framework reaches beyond simple evaluation to encompass the documentation of BIM’s benefits, lessons learned, challenges and adopted solutions. Third, it shows how the framework can account for existing business processes, organizational process assets, and enterprise level factors. The paper aims to provide a conceptual basis for evaluation and a starting point for benchmarking.

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ID Code: 73415
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1061/9780784413616.096
ISBN: 9780784413616
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > OTHER TECHNOLOGY (109900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers
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Deposited On: 10 Jul 2014 00:55
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