The feasibility of using Building Information Modeling (BIM) with existing structures

Pickup, Eddie (2015) The feasibility of using Building Information Modeling (BIM) with existing structures. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    In January to December 2012 the cost per month for building maintenance amounted to £3,701bn, showing that maintenance is a high economic impact on the UK. Some reports have shown that there is a lot of potential technology to improve the effectiveness in which buildings can be maintained, making the millions of existing buildings in the UK, easily improvable and maintainable.
    It has been said that there are various difficulties involved with building maintenance in UK and times where it has been neglected. This report aims to determine the current problems the repair and maintenance sector faces and a way in which they may be solved. The government formed a team to strategize a way of implanting Building Information Modeling (BIM) into all public sector projects by 2016, hoping to achieve a Level 2 BIM status. However, there is lack of faith due to issues involved with implementing it. BIM has, in some projects been proven to be successful when used with existing buildings but predictably problems arise when adopting new technologies. The report identifies potential obstacles and justifications as to the usefulness of adopting BIM with existing structures through research and analysis into secondary data and experimental fieldwork.
    Data was collected with the use of three tools and modelled into a 3D Building information model in order to explore first-hand, the difficulties and benefits involved with the process, and providing a reflective report. With an objective and critical analysis of the process, the report draws notable conclusions such as further studies into making point-cloud to BIM model, an automated process and additionally the Leica DISTO D810, being of most convenience when collecting internal dimensions.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 16:50
    Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 16:50
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18063

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