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Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the Construction Management Body of Knowledge

  • Mehmet Yalcinkaya
  • David Arditi
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 409)

Abstract

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process by which a digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a facility are built, analyzed, documented and assessed virtually, then revised iteratively until the optimal model is documented. The virtual BIM model is not only graphical design but also a virtual database which includes the management data. So the construction manager (CM) can use BIM as a real simulation of the actual project. However, there is ambiguity about the compatibility of the traditional CM duties and responsibilities and BIM.

This study looked into the construction management body of knowledge under twelve main subjects relative to the functions of BIM. It was determined that BIM is effective in the most critical phases of a project’s lifecycle. The duties and responsibilities of the CM must be updated to improve CMs’ efficiency in BIM-based projects.

Keywords

Building information modeling (BIM) construction manager (CM) construction management body of knowledge 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehmet Yalcinkaya
    • 1
  • David Arditi
    • 2
  1. 1.Doctoral Student, Department of Structural Engineering and Building TechnologyAalto UniversityEspooFinland
  2. 2.Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental EngineeringIllinois Institute of TechnologyChicagoUSA

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