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BIM for adaptable housing design in the construction industry

Umar Raji, Abdulazeez and Gomez, Christy Pathrose (2012) BIM for adaptable housing design in the construction industry. In: International Conference of Technology Management, Business and Entrepreneurship 2012 (ICTMBE2012), 18-19 December 2012, Renaissance Hotel, Melaka, Malaysia.


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Residential buildings design has been very much influenced lately by the concept of open building system historically. From the very initial period of modern housing, purpose built houses have often incorporated the future spatial requirements when building cater initially for current spatial needs of residents. These initial designs were done without any serious emphasis on future adaptability. Hence, more creative and innovative perspective on designing residential buildings which will accommodate adaptability is needed to enhance sustainable building performance, through design concept for adaptable residential buildings. The creation of a more sustainable environment can be augmented by adaptable design strategies that produce a level of building flexibility, and which allow for a variety of changes to be accommodated. However, developing a better understanding of how buildings change over time is another issue argued by architects concerned with extending the life of buildings. This paper presents the preliminary literature review of the findings on the techniques and concept to be employed at design stage which provides choice to clients/user and also promote the concept of designing for adaptability and aid design-out-waste from the source respectively. The initial findings outline the benefits that can be obtained by using BIM as a tool to achieve adaptability and waste minimization through designing-for-adaptability. The objective of this paper is to provide insight on adaptability, waste minimization and also building information modeling. The methodology employed in this paper is based on secondary source, information were collected from various form and reviewed in order to achieve the objective of the study.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: design-for-adaptability; waste minimization; building information modeling
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-844 Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2013 03:20
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:54
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3439
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