Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Construction Engineering

2017


Dr David-John Gibbs

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Project Title

Development of Building Information Models (BIM) to support innovative delay analysis and pro-active project control measures

Company

DAQS Limited

Supervisors

Academics:
Mr Wayne Lord
Dr Kirti Ruikar
Professor Stephen Emmitt

Industrial:
Mr Roy Pickavance
Mr Philip Burton

Director of Research:
Professor Stephen Ison

Research Period

2011 - 2015

 

 

Development of Building Information Models (BIM) to support innovative delay analysis and pro-active project control measures

Context/Background

DAQS is committed to the application of Building Information Modelling (BIM), confident of its potential to make a step change in the understanding of the causes of delay in construction; currently an area not well understood or developed. The innovation is to use visualisation aspect of BIM to support expert analysis, providing clarity and transparency to complex processes and claims. The new knowledge will support DAQS’ strategic aim to realise the potential of BIM, expanding into proactive change management and dealing with the source of delay. This will create new capacity for the business and a unique service for clients.

Aims and Objectives

The specific aims and objectives of the project include:

Carry out a detailed literature review to understand the causes of delay in construction and the current application of BIM tools.Explore the legal implications of using a single platform model in relation to specific construction contracts.Develop the visual capabilities of BIM to help prove claims.Monitor and analyse the use of BIM on a live project to assess the opportunities and challenges of using a single platform model to reduce delay.Develop an effective and efficient way of integrating forensic delay analysis with the BIM system.Refine the BIM model to realise a cost-competitive, user friendly, tool.Implement the model to provide a unique, superior, cost-competitive service to construction clients.

Methods

It is anticipated that a variety of methods will be used to collect quantitative and qualitative data relating to the use of BIM. Visualisation work will be computer based using Autodesk AutoCAD Revit Architectural Virtualization Suite.

Benefits/Expected Outcomes

To develop tools and systems that will allow DAQS to:

Significantly reduce project costs and overruns associated with claims and disputes, or enhance the presentation, and thereby recovery, of existing claims, through the integration of BIM software in construction delay analysis.Develop pro-active ways of using BIM to help DAQS’ clients to avoid/minimise claims or enhance the presentation of existing claims.Contribute to new business capacity for DAQS.

 

 

GIBBS, D., EMMITT, S., RUIKAR, K., and LORD, W., 2014. Recommendations on the Creation of Computer Generated Exhibits for Construction Delay Claims. Construction Law Journal, 30(4), 236-248.

GIBBS, D., EMMITT, S., RUIKAR, K., and LORD, W., 2013. An Investigation into whether Building Information Modelling (BIM) can Assist with Construction Delay Claims. International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling, 2(1), 45-52.

GIBBS, D., EMMITT, S., RUIKAR, K., and LORD, W., 2013. A Case Study Investigation into the use of Computer Generated Visualisations to Assist with Construction Delay Claims. In: S. Kajewski, K. Manley and K. Hampton, eds. Proceeding of the 19th International CIB World Building Congress, Brisbane, 5-9 May, 2013. Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology.

GIBBS, D., EMMITT, S., RUIKAR, K., and LORD, W., 2012. An Investigation into whether Building Information Modelling (BIM) can Assist with Construction Delay Claims. In: D. GREENWOOD, ed. First UK Academic Conference on BIM, Newcastle, 5-9 September, 2012. England: BIM Academy, pp. 36-44.

 

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