Potential of Lean to Minimise Implementation Costs of Building Information Modelling (BIM): A Conceptual Framework

Weerasinghe, Lichini, Jayasena, Suranga and Rathnasinghe, Akila (2021) Potential of Lean to Minimise Implementation Costs of Building Information Modelling (BIM): A Conceptual Framework. In: Proceedings – 2021 IEOM India Conference. IEOM Society, United States of America. ISBN 9781792361289

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a combination of technological processes in which the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of any construction project can be digitally managed. Even though BIM's promising nature has been appraised in scholarly works, it is not yet being fully implemented in the construction industry. Many scholarly works have identified cost headings of the BIM implementation as the major barriers for a successful BIM implementation. As a come-up strategy, Lean Construction Principles (LCP) can be used to minimise the wastes which do not add value to the construction. Therefore, the aim of this research to develop a lean integrated BIM framework to minimise the cost headings of BIM implementation. Accordingly, an extensive literature survey was conducted to develop a conceptual framework by identifying the cost headings and the possible expectations with the BIM implementation and identifying the applicable lean construction principles to optimise the value of BIM implementation with respect to each cost heading as the objectives of this study. So, this study has identified the BIM implementation with the expectations of the stakeholders and the associated cost headings. Further, BIM implemented projects have been compared with the traditional projects to identify the major benefits. In addition to that, LCP were discussed with the benefits of its usage. Therefore, this framework lays down the guidelines for construction industry-related firms to find their capabilities and competence to implement BIM with the integration of lean construction principles. Hence, this research will be effective for the construction industry as the major barrier for BIM implementation has been recovered with the strategy of lean construction principles.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: First Indian International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management ; Conference date: 16-08-2021 Through 18-08-2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building Information Modeling (BIM), lean construction, BIM implementation and diffusion, construction industry
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2022 12:19
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2022 12:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/48405

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