Research Paper On BIM

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Subarna Sivashanmugam
Master of Science in construction project Management with BIM
University of Northumbria, Newcastle

ABSTRACT: Building Information Modelling, an introduced effective tool in AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) Industry worldwide, is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics generating dramatically higher quality information and communication process augmenting predictability and profitability (Ray Crotty, 2012). BIM has been adopted in the USA(United States of America) and UK(United Kingdom) for last few year to improve their construction sector but in contrast to it, Indian AEC firm is just initializing BIM process in the construction and management field. This paper reviews …show more content…

Quantity surveying, Design analysis (based on the type of materials), Wood and other fabrication works can be induced in one single model to reduce the number of complications thereby increasing visualization and also functionalization within construction project team.


In the present scenario, BIM acts as an important key tool for growth in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry globally. As per Mc Graw Hill construction Report (2012), the percentage of BIM adoption in the United States of America (USA) is been gradually expanded from 49% in 2009 to over 71% in 2012. And by United Kingdom Government in 2011, BIM is mandated in Government Projects to reduce delays of projects, carbon level, and cost overruns. And also in Singapore Government provides funds for adopting BIM and to increase its usage among AEC industry.

USA The USA is a first and foremost country in adopting, using BIM effectively where the percentage is increased from 49% (2009) to 71% in 2012.
UK BIM is mandated in Government Projects to reduce delays of projects, carbon level and cost overruns by UK Government,2011.
AUSTRALIA The survey carried out by Environment innovation and Industry Council, 2010

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