Communicate and collaborate by using building information modeling

Thomas Fænø Mondrup, Jan Karlshøj, Flemming Vestergaard

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    Building Information Modeling (BIM) represents a new approach within the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry, one that encourages collaboration and engagement of all stakeholders on a project. This study discusses the potential of adopting BIM as a communication and collaboration platform. The discussion is based on: (1) a review of the latest BIM literature, (2) a qualitative survey of professionals within the industry, and (3) mapping of available BIM standards. This study presents the potential benefits, risks, and the overarching challenges of adopting BIM, and makes recommendations for its use, particularly as a tool for collaboration. Specifically, this study focuses on the issue of implementing standardized BIM guidelines across national borders (in this study Denmark and Sweden), and discusses the challenge of developing a common standard applicable and acceptable at both national and company level.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2012
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event CIB W078 2012 Conference : The 29th International Conference on Applications of IT in the AEC Industry - Beirut, Lebanon
    Duration: 17 Oct 201219 Oct 2012
    Conference number: 29


    Conference CIB W078 2012 Conference
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    • BIM
    • Communication
    • Collaboration
    • Standardization
    • Socio-technical systems


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