ITcon Vol. 21, pg. 479-503, http://www.itcon.org/2016/29

A review of building information modeling protocols, guides and standards for large construction clients

submitted:July 2016
revised:October 2016
published:November 2016
editor(s):Amor R
authors:Rafael Sacks, Assoc. Prof.,
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology;
cvsacks@technion.ac.il, http://www.technion.ac.il/~cvsacks

Ury Gurevich, PhD Student,
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology;
ury.gurevich@gmail.com, http://vclab.technion.ac.il

Prabhat Shrestha, Research Assistant,
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology;
shrestha.prabhat1993@gmail.com, http://vclab.technion.ac.il
summary:Large construction clients (companies, public authorities and government departments) perceive the need to facilitate and accelerate adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for their projects because they derive significant benefits from its use for design, construction and operation of their facilities. Preparation of appropriate BIM guidelines that can be mandated through contracts is one of the main steps they can take to promote adoption. With a view to aiding such organizations to compile comprehensive guideline documents, we present a qualitative content analysis of fifteen BIM guideline, standard and protocol documents published to date, identifying both common features and missing aspects. While the main topics covered are similar across all the standards and guides – interoperability, collaboration modes, BIM execution plan, simulation & analysis, BIM manager’s role and operation & maintenance requirements – their content, specificity, frequency and level of resolution are different. The category and topic analysis led to derivation of a set of essential requirements. Recommendations are provided to help organizations/governments compile their own documents and establish policies compatible with their specific context and needs.
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citation:Sacks R, Gurevich U, Shrestha P (2016). A review of building information modeling protocols, guides and standards for large construction clients, ITcon Vol. 21, pg. 479-503, http://www.itcon.org/2016/29