Benefits and Barriers of BIM Implementation in Production Phase A case study within a contractor company

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2017
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GHAVAMIMOGHADDAM, BAHAREH
HEMMATI, ELMIRA
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Increasing efficiency, effectiveness, productivity, and project quality, as well as decreasing project cost and delivery time are the important aspects that construction industry today attempts to achieve. Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become a key approach in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness of construction projects through an improved collaboration among project participants. Therefore, the interest of this study is to investigate further about BIM benefits and barriers and to provide an effective recommendation of supportive actions that contribute to successful BIM implementation in contractor companies. The main problem of implementing BIM is the lack of mutual BIM formats between architects and contractors. Some important factors that are required for computerized design databases and computer-based building models are human comprehension, manual data extraction, and construction planning and processing. Some of the other factors regarded as problems in the matter of BIM implementation are management tools and methodology, project participants skills, training of employees, technical upgrade requirements, standardization of processes, and procedures and systems.
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Samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Civil Engineering
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