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BIM in de bouwsector : uitwisselen van informatie met BIM tussen verschillende partners

Stopel, Jurjen (2016) BIM in de bouwsector : uitwisselen van informatie met BIM tussen verschillende partners.

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Abstract:Dura Vermeer Bouw Hengelo (DVBH) is a distinctive and innovative construction corporation. For example, several years ago DVBH chose to make use of the advantages of BIM (Building Information Modeling). Currently, DVBH is still busy with the development of BIM to make the construction process more efficient and more effective. However, DVBH still has problems with the use of BIM, including the lack of comprehensive exchange of information between various parties. A cause for this problem that is suggested by DVBH is that different parties are not yet fully comfortable with BIM in order to provide the desired information to a BIM-model. On basis of this problem, the following problem definition is made: At present, various parties provides insufficient information to the BIM-model, whereby parties cannot continue their work on basis of the information in the model. The first goal of this research is to investigate the potential cause that is suggested by DVBH. To investigate this goal, a model is used to measure the BIM-maturity level of various parties. Since DVBH interacts with many different parties, it is decided to investigate a selection of partners of DVBH (thirteen in total). A case study is used to investigate this goal. For this goal, two cases are used to select the thirteen partners of DVBH and to reflect the barriers of these cases with the measured BIM-maturity of the parties. After the BIM-maturity of the measured organisations have been made transparent, the second purpose of this investigation follows. The second goal is an in-depth research to the exchange of information with BIM. A questionnaire is prepared for this goal to make the barriers, solutions and object-attributes that the organisations need to continue with the model visible. By means of the data that is gathered from the BIM-maturity model, questionnaire and theory, ultimately conditions could be drafted to improve the exchange of information with BIM among DVBH and its partners in the future. Striking aspects that comes from the BIM-maturity measures, is that the basic aspects that are related to the strategic level to implement BIM have a significantly low score. It emerges from the lack of clearly documented and shared BIM-vision and -objectives, BIM-tasks and -responsibilities, and BIM-processes and -work instructions. One reason for this is that various organisations do not see the benefits of BIM to make time for BIM. These organisations have a lower personal motivation than the organisations that have documented the aspects to implement BIM in practice. Within the in-depth research, many barriers can be related to the usage of IFC-file formats, in which organisations are limited in the use of ICT. In this research, it is also indicated that there is a lack of procedures and work instructions. By this, various organisations do not have sufficient knowledge and skills of IFC-file formats available that results in information loss by the import and export of these file formats. In addition, organisations have an interest in the establishment of (joint) agreements in the procedures and work instructions to limit the size, quantity and level of detail of BIM models. Currently, each organisation has described its own procedure and work instruction, but they didn’t align their procedures and work instruction with each other. Finally, many organisations have indicated that they have an interest in a widely supported standard to prevent additional efforts. This widely supported standard can only be aligned and applied by the large corporations in the construction industry. On the basis of all data and analyses in this research, six conditions are drawn to improve the exchange of information with BIM between DVBH and its partners in the future. These conditions must be applied in a pre-determined plan. Before some conditions can be efficiently applied, a common underlying directive must be made.In general, this research shows that all organisations are busy with their own BIM template, but the alignment between all these templates are missing. The alignment between these parties can be realised by using breakout sessions improve the collaboration between all parties.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Construction Management and Engineering MSc (60337)
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