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Application of BIM for managing sustainable construction

Rajendran, Punitha and Seow , Tawee and Goh , Kai Chen (2012) Application of BIM for managing sustainable construction. In: International Conference of Technology Management, Business and Entrepreneurship 2012 (ICTMBE2012), 18-19 December 2012, Renaissance Hotel, Melaka, Malaysia.


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Building information modeling (BIM) is defined as the parametric modeling for a building. BIM allows construction stakeholders to design and construct buildings virtually. BIM solutions enable architects and engineers to more accurately visualize, simulate, and analyze building performance in the planning stage. BIM as a real-time interactive and collaborative communication system which has the potential to help assist project stakeholders to collaborate for managing sustainable construction and building throughout in design, construction and throughout the lifecycle by improving sustainable construction performance. Therefore BIM can achieve feedback from material changes, design changes and orientation changes fairly quickly. Current efforts in bridging BIM and sustainable construction still remain limited. Meanwhile, local construction industry also shall accept the emergence of new technologies like BIM due to the increasing business competitiveness in the globalization era. This phenomenon shows that BIM is increasing importance in achieving sustainability construction by increasing quality, and in some instances, achieving designs that would be impossible without digital design and fabrication. This paper reports an intensive literature review on current development of BIM in construction industry and its importance to integrate into sustainable construction. The Integration of BIM tools and sustainability is very important for the future of design industry since the ultimate goal of both targets archived efficiency.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: BIM; sustainable construction and application of sustainable construction
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: 25 Mar 2013 04:32
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 08:18
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3451
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