IMPLEMENTATION OF BIM COLLABORATION MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Hui-Hsuan Yang1, Ya-Hui Chang2, and Yu-Cheng Lin3
1) Ph.D. student, Department of Civil Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.
2) Graduated student, Department of Civil Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.
3) Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.
Abstract: While Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology is applied in the construction, general contractors (GC) have quickly embraced BIM as a potent tool for improving and enhancing how buildings are constructed. BIM management becomes necessary and important to enhance effective BIM implementation for general contractor (GC) during the construction phase. While development of BIM models in the collaboration way, which typically involves participants from different fields, often has caused numerous BIM-related interfaces and problems. Therefore, it is very important to develop the BIM collaboration management framework for BIM management in construction. This paper investigates the practical needs and problems of current BIM collaboration work for general contractor during the construction phase. It also presents a practical framework for BIM work collaboration management for the development of BIM models for GC during the construction phase. Finally, the proposed frameworks are applied to a case study of a building project in Taiwan to verify its efficacy and demonstrate its effectiveness. Case study results show that the proposed frameworks are effective for BIM work collaboration management for GC in BIM models implementation. Finally, the paper summaries the limitations, difficulties, suggestion for further practical implementation.
Keywords: BIM, building information modeling, collaboration management, general contractor
Hui-Hsuan Yang, Ya-Hui Chang, and Yu-Cheng Lin. “IMPLEMENTATION OF BIM COLLABORATION MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR GENERAL CONTRACTOR.” In Proceedings of International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering Informatics (ICCBEI 2015), 52. Tokyo, Japan, 2015.