A BIM-based collaborative design platform for variegated specialty design

Liu, Wenping, Guo, Hongling, & Skitmore, Martin (2014) A BIM-based collaborative design platform for variegated specialty design. In Wang, Yaowu, Ye, Haowen, Shen, Geofrey Q.P., & Bai, Yong (Eds.) ICCREM 2014: Smart Construction and Management in the Context of New Technology, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Kunming, China, pp. 320-329.

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Abstract

With the increase in complexity of engineering projects and design quality in the construction industry, the traditional two-dimensional "Information Island" approach to design is becoming less able to meet current design needs due to its lack of coordination and information sharing. Collaborative design using a Build Information Modeling (BIM) technology platform promises to provide an effective means of designing and communicating through networking and real-time data sharing. This paper first analyzes the shortcomings of the two-dimensional design process and the potential application of collaborative design. By combining the attributes of BIM, a preliminary BIM-based building design collaborative platform is developed to improve the design approach and support a more collaborative design process. A real-life case is presented to demonstrate the feasibility and validity of the platform and its use in practice. From this, it is shown that BIM has the potential to realize effective information sharing and reduce errors, thereby improving design quality. The BIM-based building design collaborative platform presented is expected to provide the support needed for the extensive application of BIM in collaborative design and promote a new attitude to project management.

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ID Code: 79423
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: BIM, Collaborative Design, Collaborative Platform, Information Sharing
DOI: 10.1061/9780784413777.039
ISBN: 9780784413777
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
Deposited On: 22 Dec 2014 05:14
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:05

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