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Adoption of building information modelling as a project management tool

By Swapan (R8517) Saha, Mary (R13413) Hardie, Xiaohua (R16930) Jin and Sean (S31255) Braid

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This study aims to develop an understanding of current and potential use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) through advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems in the Australian construction industry. This research also aims to find out how BIM has become important for the purpose of construction project management. With the advancement and availability of latest IT facilities it has been seen that the Australian construction industry is increasingly using BIM in construction projects. Its use, however, is limited to large and complex projects and driven by the client’s requirements. With the arrival of powerful CAD software that is available at relatively low expense the technology has seen a steady increase in use. However, more recently CAD has evolved from traditional 2D and 3D CAD into further dimensions such as 4D and nD applications. To date these advanced dimensions CAD technologies have primarily been used solely for design and presentation purposes. Through the use of case studies and interviews, this study gauged how successfully BIM has been adopted within the Australian construction industry. This paper reports the preliminary findings of the literature review

Topics: 090502 - Construction Engineering, construction industry, project management, computer-aided design, building information modeling, Australia
Publisher: Singapore, Research Publishing Services
Year: 2013
OAI identifier: oai:nuws:uws_16459
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