Application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Site Management—Material and Progress Control

  • A. NadeemEmail author
  • A. K. D. Wong
  • G. Akhanova
  • S. Azhar
  • S. N. Wong
Conference paper


In order to improve communication on a construction site, this research focuses on the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in site management for material and progress control in Hong Kong. Components of site management as well as the suitable aspects of applying BIM in site management were identified. Case studies of BIM implementation on two construction projects were presented. Interviews were arranged with BIM professionals, including consultants and contractors. The limitations of adopting BIM on site management were also analyzed. The results and analysis showed that the application of BIM in material and progress control was mainly for quantity takeoff, construction sequence optimization and provision of knowledge database. This database encouraged interaction between parties because an informative BIM model could not be produced by just one party. The findings show that the visualization from BIM 3D/4D model helps engineers or planners to become more confident about real happenings on the construction site. It can also help to identify and resolve the material and progress control related problems before construction commences.


Building information modeling (BIM) Site management Material control Progress control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Nadeem
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. K. D. Wong
    • 2
  • G. Akhanova
    • 1
  • S. Azhar
    • 3
  • S. N. Wong
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringNazarbayev UniversityAstanaKazakhstan
  2. 2.Department of Building and Real EstateThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina
  3. 3.McWhorter School of Building ScienceAuburn UniversityAlabamaUSA

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