Usability and Impact of BIM on Early Estimation Practices: Cost Consultant’s Perspective

Goucher, Dan and Thurairajah, Niraj (2012) Usability and Impact of BIM on Early Estimation Practices: Cost Consultant’s Perspective. In: Joint CIB International Symposium of W055, W065, W089, W118, TG76, TG78, TG81 and TG84, Montreal 2012, 26th - 29th June 2012, Montreal, Canada.

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Abstract

Building Information Modelling (BIM) represents the formation of digital models for use during the planning, design, construction and operation stages of a facility's life. Whilst BIM is currently receiving high volumes of attention within the UK, it appears that general understanding of it is relatively low. The research has shown that BIM has the capacity to influence the way that the construction industry operates, with the focus of this study being to identify the usability of BIM for cost consultants, and it's likely impact during cost estimating. Research was carried out through an in-depth review of existing literature, to develop a conceptual framework, which was used to assess the potential advantages and challenges for cost consultants using BIM in their working practices. This research has the potential to help practitioners understand BIM in detail and how it can be embraced into current ways of working, as well as identifying potential areas for expansion of cost consultancy services, through BIM implementation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building Information Modelling (BIM), Cost Consultant, Collaboration, Cost Estimating
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 16:27
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 07:49
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38622

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