https://doi.org/10.24928/2021/0122

Implementation of BIM and Lean Construction in Offsite Housing Construction: Evidence From the UK

José A. Marte Gómez1, Emmanuel I. Daniel2, Yanqing Fang3, David Oloke4 & Louis Gyoh5

1MSc Graduate, School of Arch. and Built Envir., Faculty of Sci. and Engrg., Univ. of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-3311-4851
2Sr. Lecturer in Constr. Mgmt., School of Arch. and Built Envir., Faculty of Sci. and Engrg., Univ. of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-5675-1845
3PhD Graduate, School of Management Science and Engineering, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, China. [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0003-2989-9737
4Sr. Lecturer, School of Arch. and Built Envir., Faculty of Sci. and Engrg., Univ. of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-0730-7262
5Principal Lecturer, School of Arch. and Built Envir., Faculty of Sci. and Engrg., Univ. of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-8257-9380

Abstract

The benefits of integrating Lean construction (LC) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) have been discussed in recent research studies. However, the effects of implementing these methodologies as an integrated approach in offsite housing construction (OSHC) processes have not been explored in the UK. This research aims at assessing the current situation of the implementation of BIM and LC in OSHC in the UK. A quantitative research method was adopted in the study and thirty-two questionnaire survey responses were received from professionals and practitioners of Lean, BIM and offsite methodologies in the UK construction industry. The study found that there is increasing use of LC and BIM in the development of OSHC projects in the UK. It further reveals that these two methodologies when appropriately implemented can bring several benefits. This study sheds light on the current status of implementation of BIM and LC in OSHC and the benefits of the implementation of both BIM and LC in OSHC processes in the UK.

Keywords

Lean construction, building information modelling, offsite construction.

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Marte Gómez, J. A. , Daniel, E. I. , Fang, Y. , Oloke, D. & Gyoh, L. 2021, 'Implementation of BIM and Lean Construction in Offsite Housing Construction: Evidence From the UK' In:, Proc. 29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Lima, Peru, 14-16 Jul 2021. pp 955-964

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