Analysis framework for the interaction between lean construction and Building Information Modelling

Rafael Sacks*, Bhargav A. Dave, Lauri Koskela, Robert Owen

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Abstract

Building with Building Information Modelling (BIM) changes design and production processes. But can BIM be used to support process changes designed according to lean production and lean construction principles? To begin to answer this question we provide a conceptual analysis of the interaction of lean construction and BIM for improving construction. This was investigated by compiling a detailed listing of lean construction principles and BIM functionalities which are relevant from this perspective. These were drawn from a detailed literature survey. A research framework for analysis of the interaction between lean and BIM was then compiled. The goal of the framework is to both guide and stimulate research; as such, the approach adopted up to this point is constructive. Ongoing research has identified 55 such interactions, the majority of which show positive synergy between the two.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IGLC17: 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Pages221-234
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Duration: 13 Jul 200919 Jul 2009
Conference number: 17

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Republic of China
CityTaipei
Period13/07/200919/07/2009

Keywords

  • Building information modelling
  • Information flow
  • Lean construction

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