Building Information Modelling: Protocols for Collaborative Design Processes

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/593099
Title:
Building Information Modelling: Protocols for Collaborative Design Processes
Authors:
Kassem, M. (Mohamad); Iqbal, N. (Nahim); Kelly, G. (Graham); Lockley, S. (Stephen); Dawood, N. (Nashwan) ( 0000-0002-4873-7576 )
Editors:
Rezgui, Y. (Yacine)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Technology Futures Institute
Citation:
Kassem, M., Iqbal, N., Kelly, G., Lockley, S., Dawood, N. (2014) 'Building Information Modelling: Protocols for Collaborative Design Processes' Journal of Information Technology in Construction; 19: 126-149.
Publisher:
International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
Journal:
Journal of Information Technology in Construction
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/593099
Additional Links:
http://www.itcon.org/data/works/att/2014_7.content.00672.pdf
Abstract:
Numerous frameworks and protocols are being developed to facilitate BIM understanding and implementation. A BIM framework is a structured theoretical construct that can assist in organizing BIM domains of knowledge and facilitate the creation of new knowledge. BIM Protocols explain or simplify aspects of the BIM implementation by providing detailed steps or conditions (e.g. workflows, plans, manuals, etc.) to reach a measurable outcome. Currently available BIM protocols lack the level of details and the inclusion of implementation variables and complexities present at project levels. This research aims to propose protocols for BIM collaborative design that can be utilized at project level by an entire supply chain to increase the efficiency and consistency of information flow and BIM deliverables. A grounded theory approach was adopted due to its particular emphasis on providing explicit strategies for defining and studying processes. The proposed protocols consist of flowcharts, diagrams and matrices that guide the processes of BIM implementation for collaborative design among lead architects, engineering consultants, clients and contractors. A top-level model of the protocols, representing the main elements of the protocols, the relations between elements, the underpinning methodology and a gate decision for technology, process and policy approval, is presented as an abstraction of the content of the protocols. The testing of the protocols in two international design competitions, using a mixed quantitative-qualitative, demonstrated their potential in improving the quality and quantity of information delivered to stakeholders involved in the design process. There are primary and secondary contributions that stemmed from this research. The primary contribution is represented by both the methodology for development and testing and the proposed protocols for BIM collaborative design. The secondary contribution derives from the classification and review of BIM frameworks and the demonstration of the influence of the BIM project physical environment on the performance of teams.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
building information modelling; framework; grounded theory; protocol
ISSN:
1874 - 4753
Rights:
© 2014 The authors. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0 / [Accessed 08/01/2016], which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. For full details see http://www.itcon.org/cgi-bin/news/Show?_id=15 [Accessed 08/01/2016]

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dc.contributor.authorKassem, M. (Mohamad)en
dc.contributor.authorIqbal, N. (Nahim)en
dc.contributor.authorKelly, G. (Graham)en
dc.contributor.authorLockley, S. (Stephen)en
dc.contributor.authorDawood, N. (Nashwan)en
dc.contributor.editorRezgui, Y. (Yacine)en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T14:50:42Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T14:50:42Zen
dc.date.issued2014-07en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Information Technology in Construction; 19: 126-149en
dc.identifier.issn1874 - 4753en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/593099en
dc.description.abstractNumerous frameworks and protocols are being developed to facilitate BIM understanding and implementation. A BIM framework is a structured theoretical construct that can assist in organizing BIM domains of knowledge and facilitate the creation of new knowledge. BIM Protocols explain or simplify aspects of the BIM implementation by providing detailed steps or conditions (e.g. workflows, plans, manuals, etc.) to reach a measurable outcome. Currently available BIM protocols lack the level of details and the inclusion of implementation variables and complexities present at project levels. This research aims to propose protocols for BIM collaborative design that can be utilized at project level by an entire supply chain to increase the efficiency and consistency of information flow and BIM deliverables. A grounded theory approach was adopted due to its particular emphasis on providing explicit strategies for defining and studying processes. The proposed protocols consist of flowcharts, diagrams and matrices that guide the processes of BIM implementation for collaborative design among lead architects, engineering consultants, clients and contractors. A top-level model of the protocols, representing the main elements of the protocols, the relations between elements, the underpinning methodology and a gate decision for technology, process and policy approval, is presented as an abstraction of the content of the protocols. The testing of the protocols in two international design competitions, using a mixed quantitative-qualitative, demonstrated their potential in improving the quality and quantity of information delivered to stakeholders involved in the design process. There are primary and secondary contributions that stemmed from this research. The primary contribution is represented by both the methodology for development and testing and the proposed protocols for BIM collaborative design. The secondary contribution derives from the classification and review of BIM frameworks and the demonstration of the influence of the BIM project physical environment on the performance of teams.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Constructionen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.itcon.org/data/works/att/2014_7.content.00672.pdfen
dc.rights© 2014 The authors. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0 / [Accessed 08/01/2016], which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. For full details see http://www.itcon.org/cgi-bin/news/Show?_id=15 [Accessed 08/01/2016]en
dc.subjectbuilding information modellingen
dc.subjectframeworken
dc.subjectgrounded theoryen
dc.subjectprotocolen
dc.titleBuilding Information Modelling: Protocols for Collaborative Design Processesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Technology Futures Instituteen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Information Technology in Constructionen
or.citation.harvardKassem, M., Iqbal, N., Kelly, G., Lockley, S., Dawood, N. (2014) 'Building Information Modelling: Protocols for Collaborative Design Processes' Journal of Information Technology in Construction; 19: 126-149.en
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