Building Information Modelling in UK Construction Projects: A State of the Art Review

Georgiadou, M.C. 2016. Building Information Modelling in UK Construction Projects: A State of the Art Review. RICS COBRA 2016. Toronto, Canada 19 - 22 Sep 2016 RICS.

TitleBuilding Information Modelling in UK Construction Projects: A State of the Art Review
AuthorsGeorgiadou, M.C.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

This paper aims to present a state-of-the-art review of the scope and practical implications of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) platform in the UK construction practice. Theoretical developments suggest that BIM is an integration of both product and process innovation, not just a disparate set of software tools. BIM provides effective collaboration, visual representation and data management, which enable the smooth flow of information throughout the project’s lifecycle. The most frequently reported benefits are related to Capital Cost (capex) and Operational costs (opex) and time savings. Key challenges, however, focus on the interoperability of software, capital installation costs, in-house experience, client preference and cultural issues within design teams and within the organisation. The paper concludes with a critical commentary on the changing roles and a process required to implement BIM in UK construction projects, and suggests areas for further research.

KeywordsBuilding Information Modelling, collaboration, data management, visual representation, UK construction industry.
Year2016
ConferenceRICS COBRA 2016
PublisherRICS
Accepted author manuscriptFull_Paper_COBRA2016_MCGeorgiadou_Accepted manuscript_R226.pdf
Publication dates
Published20 Sep 2016
ISSN2398-8614
ISBN9781783211609
Web address (URL) of conference proceedingshttp://www.rics.org/uk/training-events/conferences-seminars/cobra-2016/toronto-canada/
Web address (URL)http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/conference-papers/building-information-modelling-in-uk-construction-projects/

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