A Quantitative, Evidence-based Analysis of Correlations Between Lean Construction and Building Information Modelling

Arayici, Yusuf, Tokdemir, Onur Behzat and Kassem, Mohamad (2022) A Quantitative, Evidence-based Analysis of Correlations Between Lean Construction and Building Information Modelling. Smart and Sustainable Built Environment. ISSN 2046-6099 (In Press)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/sasbe-03-2022-0052


This research aims to identify and measure the correlations between building information modelling (BIM) and lean construction (LC) principles at the design and construction phases.

The study investigates BIM-LC principles correlations using the Istanbul Grant Airport (IGA) as a case study. The Delphi technique, performed quantitatively, contributes to the identification and quantification of a set of correlations between 11 selected BIM uses and 13 LC principles, which are supported with practical examples from the case study.

Together, the two research methods provide an evidence-based approach to understand the correlations between BIM and LC. The correlation analysis results in 46 correlations, and the correlations between the LC principles and BIM uses are intensified with the LC principles.

Practical implications
A quantitative understanding BIM use and LC principles correlations and appreciation of their specific uses can guide the practical implementation of BIM and LC, especially in large and mega projects.

BIM and LC practices represent approaches to improve performance in construction projects. While BIM has both information technology (IT) and process perspectives, the LC approach is mainly a process and product-oriented philosophy for project efficiency, effectiveness and the elimination of non-value-adding activities and waste. Many studies have investigated how the two approaches complement each other and concluded that their combined implementation in projects can improve efficiency and effectiveness. However, to date an analytical and granular investigation identifying and measuring correlations between BIM and LC based on empirical data is lacking. This paper fills that gap with an evidence-based analysis of the tightness of coupling and correlations between BIM uses and LC principles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building information modelling (BIM), Lean construction (LC) principles, Delphi study, Airport construction project, Evidential analysis, Correlations
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
K100 Architecture
K200 Building
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2022 13:51
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2022 07:23
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/49908

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