The role of bim in preventing design errors
2014 (English)In: Procs 30th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1-3 September 2014, Portsmouth, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management / [ed] Raiden, A B and Aboagye-Nimo, E, 2014, 703-712 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Design errors are claimed to account for 26% of the cost of defects, these in turn are stated to encompass 2-9% of production cost for building and constructions. Lack of knowledge and information has been identified as a major reasons for design errors. Recently Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been considered as a mean for reducing design errors. However, limited research has been conducted on the role of BIM as a means for transfer and sharing knowledge in order to reduce design errors. The aim of the paper is to analyse BIM’s role of facilitating knowledge and expertise sharing in order to prevent design errors. The aim is achieved by analysing a case study of design errors in a construction project. By drawing on the concept of boundary object it is confirmed that BIM can serve a mean for preventing design errors by facilitating knowledge and expertise sharing, across discipline, time and space, and professional boundaries. Depending the kind of boundary knowledge and expertise should be shared across, different challenges emerge in organizing the knowledge and expertise sharing.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. 703-712 p.
design error, BIM, boundary objects, knowledge sharing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-24740ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84911361130ISBN: 978-0-9552390-8-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-24740DiVA: diva2:747135
30th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1-3 September 2014, Portsmouth, UK