A Study of the Potential of Cloud/Mobile BIM for the Management of Construction Projects

Henry Abanda, Dingayo Mzyece, Henry Oti, Marcelline MANJIA

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Abstract

Successful management of construction projects in the Building Information Modelling (BIM) era of the 21st Century should include intelligent systems to support construction project teams in making informed decisions. Project teams are routinely faced with contractual obligations to deliver projects to meet key construction parameters such as cost, time, quality and more recently stringent sustainability requirements. These sorts of pressures are no longer new as widely acknowledged by experienced project managers, contract administrators and clients. The poor performance of one or more of the aforementioned parameters will undoubtedly compromise the entire project, thus leading to the dissatisfaction of clients. This paper explores the use of mobile/cloud BIM in facilitating the adoption of an integrated approach to project delivery through automated or semi-automated dynamic information sharing processes with the ultimate goal of improving construction performance. The adopted methodology involved the use of an online-administered questionnaire survey and in-depth interviews. The study identifies the adoption and uptake of cloud/mobile BIM technologies and the benefits and barriers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalApplied System Innovation
Volume1(2)
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes

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This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Keywords

  • BIM
  • collaboration
  • construction
  • defects
  • dynamic information sharing

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