Evaluating and identifying optimal BIM communication patterns within design and construction projects

Zahiroddiny, Sonia (2012) Evaluating and identifying optimal BIM communication patterns within design and construction projects. In: 1st UK Academic Conference on Building Information Management (BIM) 2012, 5-7 September 2012, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

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The shift from paper based communication to exchange of electronic copies of documents and drawings has made project participants overloaded with information. Electronically exchanged information could be better supported through BIM and automation of routing information using workflow management technologies to improve information availability for decision making. However, it has been observed that BIM is currently being utilized as a number of disconnected models. The built-in intelligence in BIM allows automated updating and extraction of 2D drawings, documentation and other building information. Extracted documents create extra work to be communicated to project teams. Therefore more tasks and communications are created. Accordingly, this study identifies the impacts of BIM in project team communication. It also critically evaluates electronic communication patterns and people’s activities by data profiling to identify variables and project characteristics that have an impact on electronic communication level.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
G500 Information Systems
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: Neil Tait
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2013 14:59
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 14:36
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/11977

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