Adopting building information modeling (BIM) as collaboration platform in the design industry

Ning Gu, Vishal Singh, Kerry London, Ljiljana Brankovic, Claudia Taylor

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Abstract

This paper discusses the preliminary findings of an ongoing research project aimed at developing a technological, operational and strategic analysis of adopting BIM in AEC/FM (Architecture-Engineering-Construction/Facility Management) industry as a collaboration tool. Outcomes of the project will provide specifications and guidelines as well as establish industry standards for implementing BIM in practice. This research primarily focuses on BIM model servers as a collaboration platform, and hence the guidelines are aimed at enhancing collaboration capabilities. This paper reports on the findings from: (1) a critical review of latest BIM literature and commercial applications, and (2) workshops with focus groups on changing work-practice, role of technology, current perception and expectations of BIM. Layout for case studies being undertaken is presented. These findings provide a base to develop comprehensive software specifications and national guidelines for BIM with particular emphasis on BIM model servers as collaboration platforms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

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