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Building Information Modeling (BIM) application in construction planning

Mohd, Suzila and Ahmad Latiffi, Aryani (2013) Building Information Modeling (BIM) application in construction planning. In: 7th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-VII), 19-21 December 2013, Bangkok, Thailand.


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Building information modeling (BIM) has been used in high-profile and complex projects in several countries such as America, United Kingdom (UK), China, Hong Kong, and Australia. Currently, BIM is also used by Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry in Malaysia. It has been introduced to manage construction planning activities such as design, cost estimating and project scheduling. BIM utilization in construction planning can detect any clash analysis during design phase, improves project schedule, cost and quality of project as well as communication between construction players. This paper aims to explore BIM application in construction planning. A literature review explores previous BIM studies on definition of BIM, benefits, importance, barriers and BIM tools in construction planning. Furthermore, a semi-structured interview was made with client of the first Malaysian project using BIM. The interview reveals on necessities and benefits of implementing BIM in construction planning as well as challenges faced by the client in implementing BIM. BIM is necessary to construction planning because BIM can detect problems before and during construction phase. A critical analysis of the literature review and the interview results lead to a solid reason of showing the effectiveness of implementing BIM in construction planning. It also show that BIM in construction planning helps to reduce project delay, risk, cost overrun, clash analysis and disputes between construction players.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: application; Building Information Modeling (BIM); construction planning; construction projects
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-844 Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Construction Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 08:29
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 08:29
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5764
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