Surveying BIM in the lebanese construction industry

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dc.contributor.author Awwad, Rita
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-04T07:10:27Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-04T07:10:27Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-12-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6700
dc.description.abstract Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been gaining a significant edge in the construction industry over the last decade. BIM allows gathering all building information in one shared database that can help all construction entities better understand, integrate and visualize all work progress from inception to operation of the building. The main purpose behind BIM is to bring all project participants together (Client, Architect, Contractor, Consultant) since the initial stages of a project allowing them to cooperate and work as a team in the promise of an increased productivity, reduced cost, enhanced quality and faster delivery. However, a full-fledged implementation of BIM tools and benefits is not yet achieved in the construction industry and remains a debatable issue for researchers and practitioners in the construction field. This paper aims at assessing BIM awareness and usage in the Lebanese construction industry through conducting interviews with contractors, architects and consultants that are key players in the Lebanese market. A comprehensive literature review about BIM adoption in some developed countries and in the surrounding region is also provided in order to better evaluate the Lebanese industry status in comparison with foreign industries. This research sheds the light on BIM awareness of the different construction parties in the Lebanese market, assesses the extent of its current use, identifies the pertaining implementation challenges, and provides recommendations to enhance BIM role in the Lebanese construction industry en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Surveying BIM in the lebanese construction industry en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199906210 en_US
dc.author.department Civil Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.keywords Building documentation en_US
dc.keywords BIM Awareness en_US
dc.keywords Building information models en_US
dc.keywords BIM challenges en_US
dc.keywords Lebanese construction market en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Awwad, R. A. (2013). Surveying BIM in the Lebansese Construction Industry. International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction. en_US
dc.author.email rita.awwad@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.iaarc.org/publications/fulltext/isarc2013Paper264.pdf en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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