Construction site communication study using the RAM management system for BIM adaptation

Shrahily, R.Y. ORCID: 0000-0002-7615-4116, Medjdoub, B. ORCID: 0000-0002-3402-4479, Klalib Aoun, H. ORCID: 0000-0001-8216-0718 and Chalal, M.L., 2016. Construction site communication study using the RAM management system for BIM adaptation. International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling, 5 (4), pp. 39-53. ISSN 2156-1710

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The UK’s construction industry is witnessing an annual increase in costs due to a lack of communication between the different organizational operators on the construction site that often leads to construction defects. Meanwhile, a cost-reduction strategy plan using BIM has become a fundamental requirement for the government, aiming to keep costs under control. To facilitate BIM adoption in the industry, the BIM strategy was introduced in four phases, with each stage entailing a number of criteria. The industry has seen a global reaction to the Level 2 BIM program and a significant cost saving of 840M in 2013/14 in Europe. However, the industry is unable to match the level 3 BIM, where a collaborative model file server is required as a common sharable platform to achieve efficient communication. This study contributes toward formulating a communication framework in the UK industry to understand communication issues and manage defects. A survey was targeted at construction industry practitioners and academics, with a total number of 328 participants.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling
Creators: Shrahily, R.Y., Medjdoub, B., Klalib Aoun, H. and Chalal, M.L.
Publisher: IGI Global
Date: 31 October 2016
Volume: 5
Number: 4
ISSN: 2156-1710
Rights: Copyright © 2016, IGI Global. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 21 Sep 2017 16:00
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 16:00

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