BIM for sustainable project delivery: review paper and future development areas.

Mohamed, Rana, Alwan, Zaid and Mcintyre, Lesley (2020) BIM for sustainable project delivery: review paper and future development areas. Architectural Science Review, 63 (1). pp. 15-33. ISSN 0003-8628

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The evolution of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is transforming practice in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. BIM provided revolutionary ways of generating, visualizing, exchanging, predicting and monitoring information. Over the last decade, delivering sustainable projects has become a high priority along with the recognition of the role the BIM plays to improve efficiency. However, BIM-enabled sustainability practices are still relatively immature and inconsistent. Previous research has identified challenges in the delivery of green-rated buildings, that include: dealing with documentation, evidencing requirements, monitoring progress, and decision making. Limited studies focused on linking workflow obstacles of green projects to potential improvements using current BIM capabilities. Through interrogating existing research via a systematic literature review, this paper takes the original approach of constructing an ‘analysis map’ to ‘bridge the gap’ and highlight current limitations and successes between BIM and sustainability practices. The findings are formulated through two parallel investigation tracks: the first is design task/ BIM capability analysis, and the second is green project delivery problem/BIM enabled sustainability application. This research highlights future potential investigation areas, which are categorized into six clusters: representation; performance simulation; transaction and exchange; documentation; automation; and standardization and guidance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building information modelling, sustainable construction, green rating systems, BIM and green practices synergies
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
K100 Architecture
K200 Building
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 09:14
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 09:30

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