The BIM information needs for sustainability in conceptual design

Cidik, Mustafa Selcuk, Boyd, David and Thurairajah, Niraj (2013) The BIM information needs for sustainability in conceptual design. In: ARCOM doctoral workshop on BIM: management and interoperability. Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), pp. 47-55.

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Sustainability in construction has attracted considerable attention from scholars as well as from regulatory bodies. However, early design stage sustainability analysis remains problematic because of the conflicting factors affecting sustainability, the limited and fragmented project data in hand at early design stage and deficiencies of existing sustainability analysis software for quick evaluation of conceptual design alternatives. BIM's building information management and integration capabilities present opportunities to support early design sustainability analysis. In this paper, early findings of an on-going
BIM based early design sustainability analysis application development project are presented. Through literature review and in-depth interviews conducted with a sustainability professional, a categorization of the information needed for quick evaluation of different conceptual design alternatives from a sustainability point of view is developed. The categorization developed and presented in this paper aims to guide further stages of the project of the development of the application and also to support the writing of a BIM Execution Plan for projects where holistic early design sustainability analysis is intended.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: design, information management, information technology, sustainability
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: 10 Feb 2021 11:49
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 14:51

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