Technical Program Abstracts

(BIM) Building Information Modeling

NOTE: Program Subject to Change


(BIM-3072) The Constructible Process – Moving Beyond BIM to Build with Confidence

Author(s)/Presenters(s): Jon Fingland


Time/Room: TUE 5:15-6:15/Bayside A


Today’s construction stakeholders don’t care how fancy a building information model (BIM) is, they care about having buildings done on time with minimized overruns or mistakes. Traditionally, BIM has been used as a design tool to give architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals insight into the design and construction of buildings and infrastructure. But, there's more to consider beyond just BIM.  A constructible process integrates the complete building lifecycle to manage construction activities, team collaboration and improve overall productivity. By combining design, estimation, project management and engineering models into a collaboration platform, data from different sources can be combined and used to make more informed decisions before build and beyond. This integrated process helps all stakeholders to have complete visibility with the project so that they can coordinate before they get onsite. This data-centric process also provides construction stakeholders with analytics and business intelligence that can be used to not just build with confidence but also optimize their entire business process, procedures and operations.


(BIM-3097) Application of BIM in Earned Value Management for Large-Scale Complex Construction Projects

Author(s)/Presenters(s): Xuejiao Liu; Chunfu Xu; Liqiu Kang

Time/Room: SUN 4:00-5:00/Bayside B


Large-scale construction projects need a large amount of investment and long construction period for completion. It is critical for cost control of these projects to use earned value management. Large-scale and complex construction projects are often designed and constructed at the same time. BIM can reflect the design information of the engineering entity before the drawings published.

In this paper, concrete volume, room area, pipe length and other engineering data in BIM are applied to generate the planned value curve of the project and ensure its accuracy, and the earned value is compared with the actual cost reflected by BIM in real time. The follow-up cost trends and the EAC (estimate at completion) can be predicted accurately, which embodies the value of BIM application.


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