Special Issue "BIM in the Construction Industry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (27 February 2020).
Interests: building information modeling, construction economics and management, risk-based decision making, information systems
Interests: Construction project information and knowledge management, Smart construction and management based on BIM, Decision support Decision support tools for construction project management, Construction project risk management, Infrastructure sustainability.
In recent decades, the term of building information modeling (BIM) has been mentioned in a wide spectrum of construction research endeavors. BIM is considered to be a new solution for unprecedented downfalls in the construction industry, i.e, productivity loss, labor shortage, cost overrun, and severe competitiveness.
Many benefits from BIM technologies are evident: prompt design clash detection, automatic deign regulatory check algorithm, augmented/virtual reality visualization, and collaboration work environment are good examples. Not only the experts of BIM but also industry practitioners are stressing the importance of BIM applications in the field of construction.
Due to the rapid development and adoption of BIM in the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry, new trends related to the research of BIM are emerging that are very helpful not only for scholars but also for practitioners. These new trends include open BIM research to solve the problem of information interoperability between different types of BIM software, and project lifecycle management enabled by BIM such as facility management, which is being paid increasing attention.
However, BIM technologies in our industry are still developing. Our world is experiencing unprecedented challenges in the era of the 4th industrial revolution. Conventional business practices are no longer sustainable. The owners, contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers are no longer divisible. Information is shared among them and flows on real-time basis. Still, although it is taken for granted that computer and information technology (ICT) has played a crucial role in the advent of BIM technology, the fruits of these the technologies cannot ripen without proper applications and “ways-of-doing.” Technology is one thing; how we adapt it to our industry is another.
This Special Issue of the journal Applied Sciences, “BIM in the construction industry” aims to cover recent advances in the development of BIM technologies and applications of BIM technologies in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction, and facility management, as well as relevant theoretical research endeavors in this area.
Prof. Dr. Hee Sung Cha
Prof. Dr. Shaohua Jiang
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- Open BIM
- Construction productivity
- Green building/construction
- Risk management
- Safety management
- Lifecycle management.