Managing constructability on a construction stage: BIM methods

M. Tauriainen*, J. Helminen, J. Puttonen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Constructability has emerged as an important tool for improving construction performance, productivity and quality. Recently, it has been suggested that constructability can be promoted through the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM). This research focused on BIM based methods used on the building site in order to improve constructability at the construction stage. An empirical study was carried out by using three different research methods; interviews, action and literature research. The research group helped personnel in charge of construction works solving daily issues and to search optimum solutions for constructability with BIM-based methods. Solutions were tested with the personnel. Constructability development was winded around 4D schedule including visualization, 3D site layout and modeling of temporary support and structures. With BIM-based 4D schedule the constructability of structures could be analyzed, and it was easier to control and instruct workers, plan tasks beforehand, make procurements and plan an assembly sequence than using conventional construction planning methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEWORK AND EBUSINESS IN ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
EditorsSE Christodoulou, R Scherer
Pages621-626
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-38689-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Product and Process Modelling - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 7 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
Conference number: 11

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference on Product and Process Modelling
Abbreviated titleECPPM
CountryCyprus
CityLimassol
Period07/09/201609/09/2016

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