Assessing the Impact of Utilizing Building Information Modeling on Alternative Project Delivery Method Projects

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Abstract

Alternative project delivery methods (APDM) have emerged as a result of increasing project complexity, the need for fasted project delivery, and the benefits of stakeholder integration in the construction industry. APDM require rigorous collaborative effort to get information adequately flowing between project stakeholders to maximize the potential benefits. Innovative technologies such as building information modeling (BIM) were developed in part to cater to information communication challenges. However, there is a need to understand the impact of BIM on APDM projects, and how both can be used jointly to improve the overall delivery of a project. This research was conducted by collecting secondary-data through reviewing case studies of 15 completed APDM projects that have utilized BIM. The benefit reported with the highest frequency was visualization and simulation. The drawback reported with the highest frequency was software/technological issues. The sample size of this study may not be representative of the construction industry as a whole; however, this study serves as a valuable starting point for future research that may be conducted on this topic. The main contribution of this exploratory study is the identification of 20 distinctive key benefits and four drawbacks for the application of BIM on APDM projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2020
Subtitle of host publicationProject Management and Controls, Materials, and Contracts - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020
EditorsDavid Grau, Pingbo Tang, Mounir El Asmar
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1073-1080
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482889
StatePublished - 2020
EventConstruction Research Congress 2020: Project Management Controls, Materials, Contracts - Tempe, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2020Mar 10 2020

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2020: Project Management and Controls, Materials, and Contracts - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020

Conference

ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2020: Project Management Controls, Materials, Contracts
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTempe
Period3/8/203/10/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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