BIM, specifications and cost planning: establishing the connections

Utiome, Erezi (2014) BIM, specifications and cost planning: establishing the connections. In The CIF Dean's Research Seminar, 9 May 2014, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD.


The overarching research work is based on two approaches:

  • Conceptual Analysis, Extraction and Linking

  • Experimentation with Product Libraries

  • Conceptual Analysis, Extraction and Linking:

This aspect of the research has been achieved through the development of a conceptual framework for facilitating the understanding of the constituting components of BIM, Specifications and Cost Planning under investigation. The framework builds on theories spanning the constituent research themes and was used as a basis for justifying the elected approaches adopted throughout the research work. By means of tags and codes, a system for classifying building specification information has been developed as a differentiator between the chosen research approach and existing classification strategies in industry.

Furthermore, syntactic links between extracted classes of specification information and cost planning have been established and will be adopted as a basis for authenticating the impact of specification information within BIM models.

  • Experimentation with Product Libraries

Following the extraction and classification of BIM, Specifications and Cost Planning information, early experimentation on linking specifications to BIM models by means of a raas-based product library have been successful.

A comparative analysis between a range of existing product libraries has also been realised. The outcomes have been amply documented in papers, all of which have received positive reviews.

Ongoing experiments and analysis with the product library involve integrating the cost planning component for authenticating the completeness, relevance and impact of embedded specification within BIM models.

Impact and interest:

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ID Code: 76282
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: No
Keywords: BIM, Specifications, Cost Planning, Connections
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Copyright Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2014 22:39
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 22:39

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