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Article: Bridging BIM and building (BBB) for information management in construction: The underlying mechanism and implementation

TitleBridging BIM and building (BBB) for information management in construction: The underlying mechanism and implementation
Authors
KeywordsBuilding information modelling
Information and communication technology (ICT) applications
Information systems
Issue Date2019
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ecam.htm
Citation
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 2019, v. 26 n. 7, p. 1518-1532 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: How to make an effective use of building information modeling (BIM) for information management (IM) is a challenging question in the field of construction project and asset management. Chen et al. (2015) answered this question by developing a conceptual framework of “bridging BIM and building (BBB).” However, the underlying mechanism through which BBB can truly impact IM remains unclear. The purpose of this paper is thus to demystify the mechanism linking BBB and IM. Design/methodology/approach: Drawing upon the IM literature, this paper proposes three IM requirements, namely, requirements on information quantity, quality and accessibility, as the significant mediators between BBB and IM. To verify this proposition, a two-year, participatory case study was conducted based on a real-life construction project in which a BBB system was implemented. Findings: The results of the case study supported the proposition that by enhancing the information quantity, quality and accessibility BBB could favorably contribute to IM in construction. Practical implications: This paper provides knowledge about system architecture, components and their linkage in an operable BBB system. It also provides empirical experience about BBB implementation. Originality/value: This study is among the first attempts to streamline the theoretical discourses relating to BBB for IM in a construction context. It contributes to the construction IM by directing attention to key IM requirements and processes rooted in the IM literature.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/271282
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2017 Impact Factor: 1.613
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.541

 

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dc.contributor.authorChen, K-
dc.contributor.authorLu, W-
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-24T01:06:54Z-
dc.date.available2019-06-24T01:06:54Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 2019, v. 26 n. 7, p. 1518-1532-
dc.identifier.issn0969-9988-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/271282-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: How to make an effective use of building information modeling (BIM) for information management (IM) is a challenging question in the field of construction project and asset management. Chen et al. (2015) answered this question by developing a conceptual framework of “bridging BIM and building (BBB).” However, the underlying mechanism through which BBB can truly impact IM remains unclear. The purpose of this paper is thus to demystify the mechanism linking BBB and IM. Design/methodology/approach: Drawing upon the IM literature, this paper proposes three IM requirements, namely, requirements on information quantity, quality and accessibility, as the significant mediators between BBB and IM. To verify this proposition, a two-year, participatory case study was conducted based on a real-life construction project in which a BBB system was implemented. Findings: The results of the case study supported the proposition that by enhancing the information quantity, quality and accessibility BBB could favorably contribute to IM in construction. Practical implications: This paper provides knowledge about system architecture, components and their linkage in an operable BBB system. It also provides empirical experience about BBB implementation. Originality/value: This study is among the first attempts to streamline the theoretical discourses relating to BBB for IM in a construction context. It contributes to the construction IM by directing attention to key IM requirements and processes rooted in the IM literature.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ecam.htm-
dc.relation.ispartofEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management-
dc.subjectBuilding information modelling-
dc.subjectInformation and communication technology (ICT) applications-
dc.subjectInformation systems-
dc.titleBridging BIM and building (BBB) for information management in construction: The underlying mechanism and implementation-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLu, W: wilsonlu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLu, W=rp01362-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/ECAM-05-2018-0206-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85066033456-
dc.identifier.hkuros297963-
dc.identifier.volume26-
dc.identifier.issue7-
dc.identifier.spage1518-
dc.identifier.epage1532-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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