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Title: RAISING PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING (BIM): A CONTRACTOR �S PERSPECTIVE
Authors: CHEW SI YING
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Teo Ai Lin Evelyn
2014/2015 PFM
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
BIM
Benefits
Contractors
Construction Stage
Productivity
Issue Date: 18-Jun-2015
Citation: CHEW SI YING (2015-06-18). RAISING PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING (BIM): A CONTRACTOR �S PERSPECTIVE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The issue of productivity has been extensively discussed for many years and it still remains as one of the greatest concern in Singapore. In view of raising productivity, the Government is implementating several initiatives which include encouraging the adoption of productive technologies. One such key technology identified is Building Information Modelling (BIM). As emphasized by Jernigan (2008), the true power of BIM is that it allows informed decisions to be made throughout a project’s lifecycle. However, despite having numerous qualitative studies on productivity improvement through BIM, not all companies in Singapore have adopted BIM. Companies need to be shown concrete figures to be convinced but there appears to be limited quantitative studies to demonstrate productivity improvement through BIM. This study focuses on examining the association between BIM and construction companies productivity in the local context. It also seeks to determine if BIM productivity benefits can be better reaped when contractors are involved early. In analysing how BIM is utilised, three local case studies were done to identify the BIM applications used and benefits resulting from it. Additionally, interviews were conducted to understand how companies track productivity with BIM and issues faced with BIM. Thereafter, a framework is proposed to assist companies in calculating their productivity gains and costs implications with BIM. Finally, recommendations are made for companies to consider ways to improve their current productivity stand.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223726
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