Implementation & use of BIM in the UK construction industry: an investigation on the effects of user interface

Brackstone, Warren (2015) Implementation & use of BIM in the UK construction industry: an investigation on the effects of user interface. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research will examine key benefits and limitations to help advance the requirement that the government has to fully implement Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a minimum by 2016 (Cabinet Office, 2011). This research can identify what BIM user interface technology can offer to the communication process within the design team. The current communication involves many applications such as contracts, specifications, drawings and estimations that risk being misinterpreted.

    This research is valuable as BIM it is a revolutionary technology that has transformed the industry (Hardin, 2009). The proposed investigation programme is important for the understanding of BIM and its developments to the communication with the use of user interface.

    The project will allow current users to appreciate the communication progression that is being developed within BIM as compared to the communication that is currently being used. This research will also emphasise the social implications that BIM has to offer, as well as problems that will occur due to the misunderstanding of the technology.

    It is important that this study improves awareness and understanding. The project focuses strongly on those connected to the construction industry. Research will be carried out alongside online questionnaires and interviews to determine any difficulties that BIM still faces. The study will research the effects of user interface in the UK construction industry related to BIM.

    In addition, the proposed program will focus on all engineering professions. It will advance their critical knowledge that they can implement when BIM is mandatory.

    Any reference to communication suggests communication between the design team as well as communication of user interface.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Alice Bentley
    Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 15:33
    Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 15:33
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17991

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