Authors: "John Rogers", "Heap-Yih Chong", "Christopher Preece", "Chai Chai Lim", "Himal Suranga Jayasena"

BIM Development and Trends in Developing Countries: Case Studies

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-018-5
eISBN: 978-1-68108-017-8 (Online)
DOI: 10.2174/97816810801781150101

Introduction

Building Information Modeling (BIM), or the process of generating and managing digital information about physical representations of constructions, has been effectively adopted and benefited numerous civil engineering projects across the globe, particularly in developed countries. BIM Development and Trends in Developing Countries addresses the philosophies and practices for improved application of BIM in developing countries. Two case studies are presented in this reference: one from Malaysia and another representing Sri Lanka. Readers are given an introduction and background of the Malaysian and Sri Lankan construction industry and a critical review of BIM’s philosophies, development and applications in different stages of a construction project. The authors present their recommendations on the way forward for BIM practices articulated from the two perspectives, namely, academia and industrial BIM practice. The case studies in this book highlight the role of adequate BIM software techniques and the importance of governmental support in facing building challenges at the moment. BIM Development and Trends in Developing Countries provides readers useful insights on the evolution of BIM practice in emerging countries and is a unique report on two specific scenarios in BIM development. Engineers, architects, urban planners and policy makers around the globe seeking to understand practical BIM implementation and trends will find this reference invaluable.

Preface

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been effectively adopted and benefited in numerous projects across the globe, particularly in developed countries. This book aims to address the philosophies, applications and trends of BIM for its better adoption in developing countries. Two case studies were selected in Malaysia and Sri Lanka. The flow of the book begins with the introduction and background of the Malaysian and Sri Lankan construction industry and follows by the critical review of BIM’s philosophies, development and applications in different stages of the project as well as some discussions on certain BIM software. Subsequently, the way forward of BIM was articulated from the two perspectives, namely, academia and industry/BIM practitioner. The perspectives reveal that a different management and availability of library data are imperative for effective adoption of BIM, and integrations with other technologies are required for BIM in the near future, such as cloud computing, mobile devices, etc. The case studies highlight that the proper guidance of BIM software/technicality and adequacy of governmental supports were the main challenges at the moment. The book provides useful insight on BIM evolution and usage in Malaysia and Sri Lanka. It can also serves as a practical reference for related studies and practice in developing countries. In conclusion, readers will appreciate the fundamental approach of the discussion on the growing BIM body of knowledge, philosophies and trends.

John Rogers
Roamef
UK


Heap-Yih Chong
School of Built Environment
Curtin University
Australia
E-mail: heap-yih.chong@curtin.edu.au

Christopher Preece
Razak School of Engineering & Advanced Technology Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Malaysia

Chai Chai Lim
Faculty of Science and Engineering Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia

Himal Suranga Jayasena
Faculty of Architecture
University of Moratuwa
Sri Lanka

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