The construction industry faces significant challenges due to insufficient processes. Design phase is a key process of construction project lifecycle in which many problems and challenges occur. Most of the issues within the design process are mainly due to poor information management process. Therefore, it is important to adopt new innovative technologies and processes to improve information management. Over the last decade, the number of projects implementing innovative and technological processes such as BIM and Lean has been increased. However, rather applying BIM and Lean independently, integration of BIM features with lean principles would bring more benefits to the design process in terms of improving information management. This paper studies the potential benefits of integrating BIM and Lean to improve information management in terms of reducing construction design problems associated with information management challenges.
Lean construction, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Information management (IM)
Mollasalehi, S. , Rathnayake, A. , Aboumoemen, A. A. , Underwood, J. , Fleming, A. , Kulatunga, U. & Coates, P. 2017, 'How BIM-Lean Integration Enhances the Information Management Process in the Construction Design' In:, 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Heraklion, Greece, 9-12 Jul 2017. pp 531-538