A FRAMEWORK OF BIM-BASED CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MONITORING SYSTEM FOR OWNER

Souksavath Losavanh1, and Veerasak Likhitruangsilp2

1) M.Eng, Department of Civil Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, 254 Phayathai, Bangkok, Thailand.
2) Ph.D., Assoc. Prof., Department of Civil Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, 254 Phayathai, Bangkok, Thailand.

Abstract: Typical construction project monitoring relies on paper-based communications that are prone to errors and omissions, which often cause costs and delays (Qiu, 2011). Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one of the advanced information technology that is widely adopted in the AEC industries, including the Thai construction industry (Singh & Jung, 2011). BIM can be implemented in every phase throughout a construction project and can benefit all participants in the project. The key beneficiary is the project owner that can exploit the information throughout the project life cycle (Eastman, 2011). This paper presents the development and implementation of a BIM-Based system for monitoring construction projects. The framework of the proposed system was based on typical project monitoring systems. In addition, the BIM concepts were integrated to create a more efficient monitoring system. A high-rise building project was used to illustrate the application of the proposed system from the perspective of the project owner. Autodesk Revit was used for creating the BIM Model and Smart PC was used for updating information at the construction site. The progress of the construction project was then reported in Microsoft Excel. This system will provide an alternative approach that is more efficient to monitor the status of construction projects.

Keywords: Building Information Modeling, Framework, Construction Project Monitoring, Owner

Bibliographical Reference:
Souksavath Losavanh, and Veerasak Likhitruangsilp. “A FRAMEWORK OF BIM-BASED CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MONITORING SYSTEM FOR OWNER.” In Proceedings of International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering Informatics (ICCBEI 2015), 53. Tokyo, Japan, 2015.

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