Leveraging collaboration through the use of building information models

Selçuk Çıdık, Mustafa, Boyd, David and Thurairajah, Niraj (2014) Leveraging collaboration through the use of building information models. In: ARCOM 2014 - 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, 1st - 3rd September 2014, Portsmouth, UK.

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Abstract

Building information models are a major new means of design information communication and therefore they are of primary importance for successful design collaboration. However, in addition to communicating the design information, models are used in many different situations for different purposes by different stakeholders at different stages in construction projects. The developing model is a result of the different situations encountered in its production through the interaction of stakeholders. Consequently, it is important to evaluate different uses of models by different stakeholders collectively in order to understand the implications of these differences on models and therefore on design collaboration. The paper investigates this through two educational building projects and establishes the origins of these differences to identify how particular situations affect the developing model. Findings suggest that a successful collective use of models requires structure and planning but these plans need to be adapted to the situations in order to enable collaboration.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: BIM, Collaboration, Design management, Modelling
Subjects: K200 Building
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 14:47
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 15:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38604

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