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Bulding Information Modeling (BIM) in design stage to assist in time, cost and quality in construction innovation

Rajendran, Punitha and Seow, Ta Wee and Goh, Kai Chen (2013) Bulding Information Modeling (BIM) in design stage to assist in time, cost and quality in construction innovation. In: 1st FPTP Postgraduate Seminar 2013, 23 December 2013, Fakulti Pengurusan Teknologi dan Perniagaan, UTHM .


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Fragmented and complex nature of construction, leads to many problems which arises everyday during the process of construction. Therefore there is always a greater need for improving the entire construction process such as buildings of better quality, reduce cost, minimization project time and improve productivity. Within the construction phase, many problems and errors occur in the design phase. A relative new technology that is progressively getting accepted in the construction industry is Building Information Modeling (BIM), which has been playing a major role on improving construction management background. BIM is a process of virtual design in the construction of a project. This paper describes an application of new technology in design-construction interface. This study comprised: interviews with experts, data collection from several projects and design and implementation of improvement tools. The analysis results establish that both Architect and Consultant firms had realized the importance of design stage during the start up of the construction. They have accepted that BIM is the future. In the future, as the cost to build is reduced through increased efficiencies and reduction of waste via BIM. As a final thought, the idea that BIM is a one stop solution, compared to what current systems are capable off.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building Information Modeling (BIM); design stage; minimize project time; reduce cost; better quality; improve productivity
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: 01 Sep 2014 08:22
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2014 08:22
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5783
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