Journal of Applied Science and Engineering

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Su-Ling Fan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1, Miroslaw J. Skibniewski2,3 and Tsung Wei Hung4

1Research & Development Center for Construction Law and Department of Civil Engineering, Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan 251, R.O.C.
2Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.
3Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Gliwice, Poland
4Department of Civil Engineering, Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan 251, R.O.C.


Received: October 24, 2013
Accepted: April 10, 2014
Publication Date: June 1, 2014

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Building information modelling (BIM) and 4D modelling have both recently received widespread attention from the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries. Research efforts to date have demonstrated that BIM and 4D technologies are able to provide faster and more effective communication of information between interested project parties and yield improved and innovative solutions stemming from better design along with other benefits. This paper describes the results of research focused on capturing the effects of BIM during the construction phase of the project. Four factors including requests for information, rework, change orders, and schedule compliance are discussed based on personal interviews with contractor employees experienced in the use of BIM. Eight case studies were conducted to explore the effect of BIM during the construction phase with respect of these four factors.

Keywords: Construction Productivity, Requests for Information, Rework, Change Orders, Project Scheduling


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