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Article: Demystifying construction project time-effort distribution curves: a BIM and non-BIM comparison

TitleDemystifying construction project time-effort distribution curves: a BIM and non-BIM comparison
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/me.html
Citation
Journal of Management in Engineering, 2015, v. 31 n. 6, p. article no. 04015010 How to Cite?
AbstractMacLeamy's time-effort distribution curves are among the most oft-cited sources for researchers interested in mainstreaming building information modeling (BIM) implementation in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Succinctly, the curves offer a clever answer to the question: How can BIM benefit AEC processes? However, despite their significant theoretical and practical value, little previous research has been conducted to elaborate the time-effort distribution curves of any real-life projects. This research aims to demystify the time-effort distribution curves through comparison of a representative BIM project and a non-BIM project. Applying a set of innovative approaches, the actual time-effort distribution curves of two public housing construction projects in Hong Kong are produced and analyzed in-depth. The curves vividly show that BIM implementation increases the effort spent at design stage - that is, throughout the architecture and engineering processes - but the extra effort pays off at the building stage. Further, the curves are found to be a useful graphical analytic tool for other purposes, such as adjusting the fee structure among AEC processes and informing improved BIM adoption.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/231258
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.84
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.060

 

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dc.contributor.authorLu, W-
dc.contributor.authorFung, A-
dc.contributor.authorPeng, Y-
dc.contributor.authorLiang, C-
dc.contributor.authorRowlinson, SM-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-20T05:21:51Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-20T05:21:51Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Management in Engineering, 2015, v. 31 n. 6, p. article no. 04015010-
dc.identifier.issn0742-597X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/231258-
dc.description.abstractMacLeamy's time-effort distribution curves are among the most oft-cited sources for researchers interested in mainstreaming building information modeling (BIM) implementation in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Succinctly, the curves offer a clever answer to the question: How can BIM benefit AEC processes? However, despite their significant theoretical and practical value, little previous research has been conducted to elaborate the time-effort distribution curves of any real-life projects. This research aims to demystify the time-effort distribution curves through comparison of a representative BIM project and a non-BIM project. Applying a set of innovative approaches, the actual time-effort distribution curves of two public housing construction projects in Hong Kong are produced and analyzed in-depth. The curves vividly show that BIM implementation increases the effort spent at design stage - that is, throughout the architecture and engineering processes - but the extra effort pays off at the building stage. Further, the curves are found to be a useful graphical analytic tool for other purposes, such as adjusting the fee structure among AEC processes and informing improved BIM adoption.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/me.html-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Management in Engineering-
dc.rightsJournal of Management in Engineering. Copyright © American Society of Civil Engineers.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleDemystifying construction project time-effort distribution curves: a BIM and non-BIM comparison-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLu, W: wilsonlu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailRowlinson, SM: hrecsmr@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityRowlinson, SM=rp01020-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000356-
dc.identifier.hkuros266165-
dc.identifier.volume31-
dc.identifier.issue6-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 04015010-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 04015010-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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