Investigating the interaction of building information modelling and lean construction in the timber industry

Simon Le Roux, Florence Bannier, Emilie Bossanne, Manfred Stieglmeier

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is expanding very quickly in the construction industry and offers new opportunities to redefine and optimize the construction process. This paper collects insight from software developers, BIM users in the timber industry, architects and engineers, timber manufacturers, contractors and property developers, to collect an overview across the entire value chain. This paper is based on the analysis of different case studies. Experts have been interviewed on the current and coming issues of BIM applied to the timber industry in three different countries (Finland, France and Germany) where the global maturity about the use of BIM and the BIM thinking are significantly different. First results reveal that the timber industry needs to invest in open source BIM guidance to designers, and to experiment in collaborative pilot projects together with BIM developers and lean construction practitioners in order to identify the potential improvements of the BIM ecosystem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering
PublisherVienna University of Technology
ISBN (Electronic)9783903039001
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWorld Conference on Timber Engineering - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 22 Aug 201625 Aug 2016
Conference number: 14


ConferenceWorld Conference on Timber Engineering
Abbreviated titleWCTE
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  • Building Information Modelling BIM
  • Lean construction
  • Leanwood
  • Timber construction

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