https://doi.org/10.24928/2019/0208

Planning the BIM Process in AEC Projects

Marie Styrvold1, Vegard Knotten2 & Ola Lædre3

1MSc Student, Department of civil and environmental engineering, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 7491 Trondheim, Norway, Mobile +4748126153, marie.styrvold@gmail.com
2Associate professor II, PhD, Department of Architecture and Planning, NTNU. Head of BIM and Design management development (Veidekke), vegard.knotten@veidekke.no
3 Professor, dr. ing, Department of civil and environmental engineering, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), ola.laedre@ntnu.no

Abstract

The architectural, engineering and construction industry (AEC Industry) needs to focus on the early design phases. The use of Lean Design Management and Building Information Model (BIM) can be used together for reducing uncertainty and improve communication. BIM requires new working methods, and the use of Level of Development (LoD) or model maturity is proposed as a key element to align the challenges in the design phase and to generate an enhanced design process. This paper addresses these challenges and aim to answer three research questions. RQ1: What approaches to model maturity are used or attempted in the Norwegian AEC industry? RQ2: What experiences do the actors of the AEC industry have towards the use of model maturity? RQ3: How can model maturity be implemented in an AEC project? The research method is based on a literature study and a study based on semi–structured interviews. This paper presents an analysis of the interviewees regarding the experiences the industry has with the use of model maturity. There is proposed a framework based on the results, about how to implement model maturity in construction projects. The framework is generic and can be adapted to different construction projects independent of contract form.

Keywords

BIM, model maturity, design management, lean design, collaborative planning

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Styrvold, M. , Knotten, V. & Lædre, O. 2019, 'Planning the BIM Process in AEC Projects' In:, Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 Jul 2019. pp 527-528

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