Spread of BIM : A Comparative Analysis of Scientific Production in Brazil and Abroad

Thaís M. Carneiro1, Deborah M. de O Lins2 & José de Paula Barros Neto3

1Civil Engineer, Master student, Program of postgraduate in Civil Engineering, UFC, Campus of Pici, 710 Block, Fortaleza, Brazil, Phone: +55085 33669607, thaismarilane@gmail.com
2Architect and Urban Planner, Master student, Program of postgraduate in Civil Engineering, UFC, Campus of Pici, 710 Block, Fortaleza, Brazil, Phone: +55085 33669607, deborahmo@gmail.com
3Civil Engineer, Professor, Program of postgraduate in Civil Engineering, UFC, Campus of Pici, 710 Block, Fortaleza, Brazil, Phone: +55085 33669607, jpbarros@ufc.br

Abstract

This paper is a bibliometric research that aim to compare Brazilian and international scenario in BIM technology in the last two years. The study aims to search for the best-known authors; the amount of their publications; academic authors titles that appear more frequently; identify which institutions publish more articles, both in Brazil and abroad; and detect which countries invest more in research on the subject under examination. To this end, a research was carried out in articles published in annals of events and national and international academic journals specifically in the years 2010 and 2011. The articles should contain in their titles, abstracts or keywords at least one of the 13 terms considered necessary to be selected for analysis. It was concluded that despite being incipient, studies on BIM have been evolved, showing an increasing number of academic research. In that context, Brazil had an important participation in international publications, as well as foreign universities have also contributed to publications on BIM in Brazilian events.

Keywords

Collaboration, BIM, bibliometric research, virtual building.

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Carneiro, T.M. , Lins, D.M.D.O. & Neto, J.D.P.B. 2012, 'Spread of BIM : A Comparative Analysis of Scientific Production in Brazil and Abroad' In:, Tommelein, I.D. & Pasquire, C.L., 20th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. San Diego, USA, 18-20 Jul 2012.

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