Collaboration in BIM enabled design projects: effects of interoperable information technologies

Cidik, Mustafa Selcuk, Boyd, David and Thurairajah, Niraj (2015) Collaboration in BIM enabled design projects: effects of interoperable information technologies. In: Proceedings – EPOC 2015 Conference: Working Paper Proceedings. Engineering Project Organization Society, pp. 1-14.

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There is a growing awareness that the problematic nature of collaboration in construction design projects is further complicated by the use of interoperable information technologies (IT) in Building Information Modelling (BIM) enabled projects. Consequently, there is a need to better understand the ways interoperable IT get involved in inter-disciplinary relations and affect mutual engagement of different design members. Findings from the study of a BIM enabled design project are analysed using the concept of interdependencies in the interactions between practitioners and their organisations. The paper draws a distinction between “model interdependencies” and “design interdependencies” concerned with the IT and the design task respectively. This distinction helps to deal with the complex nature of practice by expressing the different needs people have in their task interactions using technology in organisations. It is concluded that the conflicts between model and design interdependencies cause segregation into separate model development and design development at the organisational level. Project organisations should be aware of this and take necessary social and technological precautions to achieve better design collaboration.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: BIM, collaboration, design, interdependencies, interoperability
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2021 15:37
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 14:48

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