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EVALUATING THE ABILITY OF BIM TO ENHANCE VALUE IN FACILITIES INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

WIJEKOON, C and Manewa, RMAS and Ross, A and DAVIES, C (2016) EVALUATING THE ABILITY OF BIM TO ENHANCE VALUE IN FACILITIES INFORMATION MANAGEMENT. In: Proceedings 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference . pp. 1225-1234. (ARCOM 32nd Annual Conference, 05-07th September 2016, Manchester, UK).

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Abstract

The concern towards information management in construction industry has been changed over the past decade with the introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM). With this influence the Government Soft Landing Policy focuses on early end user engagement to enhance the in-use performance of buildings. Literature reveals number of advantages that BIM promises on enhancing the efficient management of buildings. However, many of these findings explain what BIM can do and only limited effort has been taken to reveal the mechanism to exploit those good practices. This knowledge gap has slowed down the adoption of BIM beyond government projects. The success of BIM is based on information it holds. Hence this paper attempts to investigate the value of construction information to the facilities management to understand optimum level of information to be handed over through BIM. Also, it further attempts to explain how BIM can be used as a vehicle to improve such value. 14 interviews were conducted among construction professionals to gather the value perception of information. The qualitative data were analysed through thematic analysis based on grounded theory. The information value matrix was developed to assist facilities managers on understanding information requirement and value of information.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Built Environment
Publisher: ARCOM Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 09:36
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 09:36
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4249

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