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TitleGeneric model for measuring benefits of BIM as a learning tool in construction tasks
 
AuthorsLu, W1
Peng, Y2
Shen, QP
Li, H2
 
KeywordsBIM
Construction
Learning curve
Organizational learning
Project management
 
Issue Date2013
 
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/co.html
 
CitationJournal of Construction Engineering and Management, 2013, v. 139 n. 2, p. 195-203 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000585
 
AbstractOver the past years, people’s understanding of building information modeling (BIM) in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry has improved significantly. Building information modeling can be diversely recognized as a virtual design and construction environment, a communication vehicle among stakeholders, a lifelong information model, or an education platform that can be used in universities and colleges. Building information modeling can also be used as a learning tool that can aid project teams in familiarizing themselves with a construction task before commencement of the task on-site. Yet, little effort has been made to measure the benefits of this kind. The aim of this research is to empirically measure the benefits of BIM as a learning tool in real-life construction tasks. The learning curves of two situations—construction tasks with and construction tasks without BIM—are identified by following a series of analytical processes. The two learning curves are compared and the learning effects contributed by BIM are modeled as L effBIM . By inputting their own data, practitioners may use this generic model to measure learning effects contributed by BIM in their own projects. The model can be used to encourage potential BIM users by showing empirical evidence of BIM’s benefits. It is also hoped that the model can join the concerted efforts to promote BIM’s value in the AEC industry. © 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
ISSN0733-9364
2012 Impact Factor: 0.876
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.927
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000585
 
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dc.contributor.authorLu, W
 
dc.contributor.authorPeng, Y
 
dc.contributor.authorShen, QP
 
dc.contributor.authorLi, H
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-16T09:49:58Z
 
dc.date.available2012-07-16T09:49:58Z
 
dc.date.issued2013
 
dc.description.abstractOver the past years, people’s understanding of building information modeling (BIM) in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry has improved significantly. Building information modeling can be diversely recognized as a virtual design and construction environment, a communication vehicle among stakeholders, a lifelong information model, or an education platform that can be used in universities and colleges. Building information modeling can also be used as a learning tool that can aid project teams in familiarizing themselves with a construction task before commencement of the task on-site. Yet, little effort has been made to measure the benefits of this kind. The aim of this research is to empirically measure the benefits of BIM as a learning tool in real-life construction tasks. The learning curves of two situations—construction tasks with and construction tasks without BIM—are identified by following a series of analytical processes. The two learning curves are compared and the learning effects contributed by BIM are modeled as L effBIM . By inputting their own data, practitioners may use this generic model to measure learning effects contributed by BIM in their own projects. The model can be used to encourage potential BIM users by showing empirical evidence of BIM’s benefits. It is also hoped that the model can join the concerted efforts to promote BIM’s value in the AEC industry. © 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
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dc.identifier.citationJournal of Construction Engineering and Management, 2013, v. 139 n. 2, p. 195-203 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000585
 
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000585
 
dc.identifier.epage203
 
dc.identifier.hkuros201839
 
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2012 Impact Factor: 0.876
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.927
 
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/152829
 
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dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/co.html
 
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
 
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Construction Engineering and Management
 
dc.rightsJournal of Construction Engineering and Management. Copyright © American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.subjectBIM
 
dc.subjectConstruction
 
dc.subjectLearning curve
 
dc.subjectOrganizational learning
 
dc.subjectProject management
 
dc.titleGeneric model for measuring benefits of BIM as a learning tool in construction tasks
 
dc.typeArticle
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Hong Kong Polytechnic University