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Driving lean and green project outcomes using BIM: A qualitative comparative analysis

Ahuja, R and Sawhney, A and Arif, M (2016) Driving lean and green project outcomes using BIM: A qualitative comparative analysis. International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment. ISSN 2212-6090

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Abstract

Driven by a plethora of external and internal influences, the construction industry has independently embraced lean principles and green initiatives. Prima facie significant synergies have been reported between these two paradigms. It is foreseen that when tapped and adopted in unison, these paradigms may yield additional benefits for the construction projects. This synergy is investigated in this research. Further this study identifies and proposes Building Information Modelling (BIM) as an enabler for gaining lean and green project outcomes. The study uses crisp set qualitative comparative analysis (csQCA) method for exploring the causal combinations of different BIM capabilities and asserts that causal combinations of four BIM capabilities: MEP system modelling, energy and environment analysis, constructability analysis and structural analysis, when implemented on construction projects can lead to lean and green outcomes. With the help of sixteen cases it is shown that adoption of BIM leads to improved project outcomes especially ones targeting lean and green aspects.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Built Environment
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 09:39
Last Modified: 02 May 2017 09:39
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.ijsbe.2016.10.006
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6325

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