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Title: Defining the sustainable building design process: methods for BIM execution planning in the UK
Authors: Zanni, Maria A.
Soetanto, Robby
Ruikar, Kirti
Keywords: Sustainable building design
BIM
Performance modelling
Assessment methods
RIBA plan of work
Process mapping
Interdisciplinary collaboration
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Citation: ZANNI, M.A., SOETANTO, R. and RUIKAR, K., 2014. Defining the sustainable building design process: methods for BIM execution planning in the UK. International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 8 (4), pp.562-587.
Abstract: Purpose – Building performance analysis is usually performed after the design and construction documents are produced resulting in lost opportunities. The purpose of this research is to develop a BIM-enabled sustainable design process model that identifies critical actions in the design process along with the information and level of detail that facilitate an informed and timely decision. Design/methodology/approach – A number of research methods have been adopted; these include extensive literature review and eleven in-depth interviews with industry practitioners (sustainable building design experts, early BIM adopters). Findings – Project delivery methods have a significant effect on the sustainable outcome of buildings. The development of a structured process can assist sustainable design practice among building professionals. Learning from implemented projects, that have utilised BIM processes, facilitates the scope of creating this process and advises future projects in order to prevent failures. Process mapping is essential to streamline the process, support key project processes and help the design team manage their own responsibilities and deliverables required by them. Originality/value – The identification of the gap and the need for a structured process for sustainable building design for BIM execution is discussed. The synergies that exist between BIM, building performance modelling, BREEAM assessment and the RIBA Plan of Work are shown. The effect that project delivery has on sustainable design outcome has been established. A coordinated collaborative design process model is presented based on the findings from interviewing early adopters.
Description: This article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/16500. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited. The definitive version is available here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJESM-04-2014-0005
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1108/IJESM-04-2014-0005
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16500
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJESM-04-2014-0005
ISSN: 1750-6220
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