Towards Building Information Modelling (BIM) Implementation in the UK Construction Industry

Y. Arayici, F. Khosrowshahi, A. M. Ponting, S. Mihindu

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The construction industry has been facing a paradigm shift to (i) increase; productivity, efficiency, infrastructure value, quality and sustainability, (ii) reduce; lifecycle costs, lead times and duplications. It is advocated that most of them can be obtained through BIM (Building Information Modelling). It can be defined as the use of the ICT technologies to streamline the building lifecycle processes of a building and its surroundings, to provide a safer and more productive environment for its occupants; and to assert the least possible environmental impact from its existence; and be more operationally efficient for its owners throughout the building lifecycle. A research study has been carried out to investigate how BIM solutions are implemented by construction stakeholders in the UK, and for this matter investigated on whether a variety of methods being implemented by other countries such as Finland. The study focused on determining key strengths and identifying the challenges involved in implementing BIM in the country. This study was performed by surveys carried out in the UK with the UK construction stakeholders and by interviews carried out in Finland with Finnish construction practitioners and academics. This also captures many other similar studies been conducted by individuals, research groups and organisations around the world during last five years and such content have integrated within this paper as relevant.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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