A BIM-Based Collaborative Design Platform for Variegated Specialty Design

Wenping Liu, Hongling Guo, Martin Skitmore

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Abstract

With the increase in complexity of engineering projects and design quality in the construction industry, the traditional two-dimensional "Information Island" approach to design is becoming less able to meet current design needs due to its lack of coordination and information sharing. Collaborative design using a Build Information Modeling (BIM) technology platform promises to provide an effective means of designing and communicating through networking and real-time data sharing. This paper first analyzes the shortcomings of the two-dimensional design process and the potential application of collaborative design. By combining the attributes of BIM, a preliminary BIM-based building design collaborative platform is developed to improve the design approach and support a more collaborative design process. A real-life case is presented to demonstrate the feasibility and validity of the platform and its use in practice. From this, it is shown that BIM has the potential to realize effective information sharing and reduce errors, thereby improving design quality. The BIM-based building design collaborative platform presented is expected to provide the support needed for the extensive application of BIM in collaborative design and promote a new attitude to project management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCREM 2014. Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Construction and Management in the Context of New Technology - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management
EditorsYaowu Wang, Haowen Ye, Geofrey Q. P. Shen, Yong Bai
Place of PublicationReston, Virginina
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages320-329
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413777
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Smart Construction and Management in the Context of New Technology - Kunming, China
Duration: 27 Sep 201428 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Smart Construction and Management in the Context of New Technology
Abbreviated titleICCREM 2014
CountryChina
CityKunming
Period27/09/1428/09/14

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