A critical appraisal of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) protocol that has been recently published by the Construction Industry Council (CIC)

Al-Shammari, Mustafa (2013) A critical appraisal of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) protocol that has been recently published by the Construction Industry Council (CIC). MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    As the UK Government has mandated using Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 by 2016, a deficiency in standard frameworks to manage BIM implementation and overcome its associated legal risks would make this planned scheme struggle. Therefore, in February 2013, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) has released the first edition of its BIM protocol that provides a legal framework which is intended to promote the use of BIM Level 2 on construction projects. This research undertakes a critical appraisal of the CIC protocol to find out whether it will facilitate BIM use, and therefore, accelerating the uptake of BIM adoption across the industry. An overview of the CIC protocol aims, objectives and clauses is provided in this study, along with a review of its benefits and legal gaps. Additionally, the study undertakes an evaluation of the protocol’s performance regarding its ability to overcome the legal issues surrounding BIM implementation. As a result of this assessment, which was made by conducting 8 interviews and circulating a questionnaire between 32 professionals, the CIC protocol has been considered to be somewhat successful in managing BIM contracts, as an average performance seems to be provided under the protocol to overcome the legal issues associated with implementing BIM processes. This means that using the protocol would be fairly useful for accelerating BIM uptake across the construction industry.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2014 09:14
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:39
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15175

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