Advances in Civil Engineering

Advanced BIM Applications in the Construction Industry


Publishing date
01 Jun 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Feb 2019

1Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania

2Deakin University, Geelong, Australia

3Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain


Advanced BIM Applications in the Construction Industry

Description

Rapid technological advancement stimulates change and innovation in the construction industry. Continued industrial digitization provides the opportunity to apply new ways of planning and implementing a construction project. Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been developing and popularly used since the early 2000s, considered to be one of the key innovative technologies in the construction industry. It proved to be an intelligent digital representation of buildings to support diverse activities throughout the lifecycle of the building. BIM has influence on various aspects of project delivery, for example, the way collaboration occurs among different project stakeholders. Despite major technical advancements associated with BIM applications, its extent of adoption within the industry is far from satisfactory, largely due to the necessity of substantial change in the supply chain and risks and challenges associated with this change.

This special issue aims to investigate current BIM practices, advanced developments, and critical effects of BIM on collaborative design and construction. BIM effects will be discussed into three dimensions: technology, people, and processes. Submissions that address investigation of BIM applications for new construction and energy retrofitting, describe methodologies for BIM-enabled project performance assessment, present advanced collaborative approaches in BIM-enabled projects, and present strategies for the recognition of specific BIM related competences are encouraged.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Best practices for enhancing collaboration in BIM-based networks
  • BIM-enhanced life-cycle management
  • Linking BIM and energy performance optimization
  • Methodologies for BIM-based project performance assessment
  • BIM-enabled site optimization and automation
  • BIM-enabled numerical analysis, simulation and decision support systems
  • Construction site safety and productivity enhancement through BIM implementation
  • Inclusion of BIM in innovative delivery and procurement methods
  • BIM within the Lean Construction approach
  • Integration of BIM into facility management practices
  • BIM potential for Civil and Structural Engineering practice
  • Strategies for introducing BIM at university level
  • BIM adoption and implementation in Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Risks and challenges associated with implementing BIM in construction projects
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) associated with BIM in the construction industry

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6356107
  • - Editorial

Advanced BIM Applications in the Construction Industry

Tatjana Vilutiene | M. Reza Hosseini | ... | Edmundas K. Zavadskas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5290690
  • - Review Article

Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Structural Engineering: A Bibliometric Analysis of the Literature

Tatjana Vilutiene | Diana Kalibatiene | ... | Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1392684
  • - Research Article

BIM Use by Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industry in Educational Facility Projects

Cristina Moreno | Svetlana Olbina | Raja R. Issa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1267048
  • - Research Article

Synergistic Effect of Integrated Project Delivery, Lean Construction, and Building Information Modeling on Project Performance Measures: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis

Phuong Nguyen | Reza Akhavian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9094254
  • - Research Article

BIM Use Assessment (BUA) Tool for Characterizing the Application Levels of BIM Uses for the Planning and Design of Construction Projects

María J. Rojas | Rodrigo F. Herrera | ... | Eugenio Pellicer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4163625
  • - Research Article

BIM-Based Digital Fabrication Process for a Free-Form Building Project in South Korea

Joo-sung Lee | Nahyun Kwon | ... | Yong-han Ahn
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5161579
  • - Review Article

Mapping Knowledge Domains of Integration in BIM-Based Construction Networks: A Systematic Mixed-Method Review

Bin Guo | Tao Feng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3720191
  • - Research Article

A BIM-Based Study on the Comprehensive Benefit Analysis for Prefabricated Building Projects in China

Yingbo Ji | Siwei Chang | ... | Kai Qi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1515808
  • - Research Article

Excavation Safety Modeling Approach Using BIM and VPL

Numan Khan | Ahmad K. Ali | ... | Chansik Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3690419
  • - Research Article

Ontology-Based Representations of User Activity and Flexible Space Information: Towards an Automated Space-Use Analysis in Buildings

Xingbin Chen | Tae Wan Kim | ... | WoonSeong Jeong
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