Digital Modeling, Integrated Project Delivery and Industry Transformation: An Australian Case Study

Kraatz, Judy A., Sanchez, Adriana, & Hampson, Keith D. (2014) Digital Modeling, Integrated Project Delivery and Industry Transformation: An Australian Case Study. Buildings, 4(3), pp. 453-466.

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This research is focused on realizing productivity benefits for the delivery of transport infrastructure in the Australian construction industry through the use of building information modeling (BIM), virtual design and construction (VDC) and integrated project delivery (IPD). Specific objectives include: (I) building an understanding of the institutional environment, business systems and support mechanisms (e.g., training and skilling) which impact on the uptake of BIM/VDC; (II) gathering data to undertake a cross-country analysis of these environments; and (III) providing strategic and practical outcomes to guide the uptake of such processes in Australia. Activities which will inform this research include a review of academic literature and industry documentation, semi-formal interviews in Australia and Sweden, and a cross-country comparative analysis to determine factors affecting uptake and associated productivity improvements. These activities will seek to highlight the gaps between current-practice and best-practice which are impacting on widespread adoption of BIM/VDC and IPD. Early findings will be discussed with intended outcomes of this research being used to: inform a national public procurement strategy; provide guidelines for new contractual frameworks; and contribute to closing skill gaps. Keywords: building information modeling (BIM); virtual design and construction (VDC); integrated project delivery (IPD); transport infrastructure; Australia; procurement

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ID Code: 75902
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.3390/buildings4030453
ISSN: 2075-5309
Copyright Statement: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Deposited On: 02 Sep 2014 23:17
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2014 22:10

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