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Title: Building information modelling and its effect on off-site construction in UK civil engineering
Authors: Vernikos, Vasileios K.
Goodier, Chris I.
Broyd, T.W.
Robery, P.C.
Gibb, Alistair G.F.
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Thomas Telford Ltd (ICE Publishing)
Citation: VERNIKOS, V.K. ... et al., 2014. Building information modelling and its effect on off-site construction in UK civil engineering. Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law, 167 (MP3), pp. 152 - 159.
Abstract: In 2011, the UK government mandated that, by March 2016, all public-sector construction projects would be undertaken within a three-dimensional building information model (BIM) environment. This has caused both construction procurers and providers to embark on a journey towards universal BIM adoption, including the integration of BIM within a revised construction process. In addition, off-site construction has seen significant development in the building sector in the past decade; however, in infrastructure, off-site constructionoff-site construction exploitation has been more limited. This paper presents findings from UK-focused research into how innovation initiatives such as BIM and off-site construction can and need to be considered together, thus allowing leaner design, a greater integration of lifetime project data and more novel technical solutions. Key themes that emerged from the thematic analysis of the interviews show the importance of configuration and interface management; information data flow; project management and delivery; procurement and contracts. The analysis outlines the benefits of utilising off-site construction within a BIM environment, the challenges currently facing the supply chain, and recommendations are made as to how best to implement the emergent benefits.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law [© Thomas Telford Ltd.] and the website is at: http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/serial/mpal
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1680/mpal.13.00031
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15901
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/mpal.13.00031
ISSN: 1751-4304
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)

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