International Construction Specialty Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (ICSC) (5th : 2015)

Framing construction uses of virtual information models Jiang, Li; Leicht, Robert M.; Messner, John I.


Digital models incorporating 3D geometry and information attributes are becoming a standard for industrial facility and commercial building design. Despite the advancements in technologies to develop design models there is an opportunity to better leverage models within facility construction processes. The current work aims to identify the breadth of construction needs for using information models, and develop an approach to improve information accessibility to support construction. With a thorough literature review, the current work identifies the state-of-art workflows in using design content to support construction tasks. The existing gaps of using models for construction uses have also been captured, indicating the opportunities of better leveraging model content throughout construction process. Discussion of how a planning approach and implementation guidelines will be developed to advance model uses in construction will help conclude the paper.

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