To analyse how building information modelling (BIM) can diminish change-related delays throughout the construction phase

Wilde, Daniel (2015) To analyse how building information modelling (BIM) can diminish change-related delays throughout the construction phase. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The construction industry within the United Kingdom (UK) has not changed significantly for a considerable number of years, however with technology and software constantly improving, a relatively new system has been introduced within the last few decades called Building Information Modelling (BIM). The BIM system has been set to revolutionise the industry and with the Government putting strategies into place for 2016 and 2025, now is the time it needs to be integrated into both small and large organisation across the country. The main aim of this dissertation is to investigate whether enhancing a sites visualisation for all parties though the power of a BIM system, can be used to avoid and ease delays, commonly caused by a client and diminish design changes through a project’s construction phase.
    This dissertation uses traditional qualitative and quantitative research methods in the form of a short answer questionnaire and structured interview questions to achieve primary research, which is then analysed against existing secondary data. An indepth analysis is then carried out using graphs to show the results in further detail.
    The benefits of BIM can be understood throughout this report as well as the way in which it can help to dramatically change the construction industry. This innovative system still has many issues to resolve before the implementation of this software will be accepted. Upon completion, this software along with the Government strategies will help the UK construction industry stay at the forefront of the construction world. The integration of BIM will be market driven by the clients and will come with a large initial cost for companies of all sizes. This dissertation further outlines the fundamental hurdles Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) companies face when integrating BIM within their organisation.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2015 15:16
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2015 15:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17976

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