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Using Building Information Modelling to Manage Client Requirements in Social Housing Projects

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Building Innovation Research Unit (NORIE), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Av. Osvaldo Aranha, 99, 706, Porto Alegre 90035-190, RS, Brazil
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School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK
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School of Architecture, Department of Architecture, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Rua Sarmento Leite, 320, Porto Alegre 90.050-170, RS, Brazil
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Sustainability 2020, 12(7), 2804; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12072804
Received: 11 February 2020 / Revised: 17 March 2020 / Accepted: 27 March 2020 / Published: 2 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lean Design and Building Information Modelling)
This paper proposes a set of guidelines for using Building Information Modelling (BIM) to manage client requirements in the context of social housing projects. A process model representing main activities involved in requirements management has been devised, as well as nine constructs that can be used for assessing the effectiveness of using BIM for client requirements management. The process of managing and modelling clients’ requirements is important to improve value generation, considering the limited resources usually available for social housing projects, as well as the need to deal with the diversity of user profiles. The use of BIM-based tools to support this process can potentially improve the performance of those projects in terms of environmental and social sustainability. Design Science Research was the methodological approach adopted in this investigation. The main outcome of this study, the set of guidelines, emerged from an empirical study carried out in a social housing project from Brazil. This study explores the managerial perspective of client requirements modelling, proposing practical contributions, such as understanding the challenges of managing requirements in social housing projects, and theoretical contributions, such as descriptions of the activities involved in client requirements management and their interactions, and constructs for assessing BIM-based solutions for that problem. View Full-Text
Keywords: Client requirements management; Requirements modelling; Value generation; BIM; Social housing projects Client requirements management; Requirements modelling; Value generation; BIM; Social housing projects
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Baldauf, J.P.; Formoso, C.T.; Tzortzopoulos, P.; Miron, L.I.G.; Soliman-Junior, J. Using Building Information Modelling to Manage Client Requirements in Social Housing Projects. Sustainability 2020, 12, 2804. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12072804

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Baldauf JP, Formoso CT, Tzortzopoulos P, Miron LIG, Soliman-Junior J. Using Building Information Modelling to Manage Client Requirements in Social Housing Projects. Sustainability. 2020; 12(7):2804. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12072804

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Baldauf, Juliana P., Carlos T. Formoso, Patricia Tzortzopoulos, Luciana I.G. Miron, and Joao Soliman-Junior. 2020. "Using Building Information Modelling to Manage Client Requirements in Social Housing Projects" Sustainability 12, no. 7: 2804. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12072804

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