ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 1023-1040, http://www.itcon.org/2021/54

BIM aided information and visualization repository for managing construction delay claims

DOI:10.36680/j.itcon.2021.054
submitted:November 2020
revised:June 2021
published:December 2021
editor(s):Žiga Turk
authors:Babar Ali, PhD Student,
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne;
Email: babar.ali@student.unimelb.edu.au

Hafiz Zahoor, Assistant Professor,
Department of Construction Engineering and Management, NUST College of Civil Engineering,
National University of Sciences and Technology, Risalpur Campus, 24080, Pakistan;
Email: hafiz.zahoor@mce.nust.edu.pk (Corresponding author)

Ajibade Aibinu, Associate Professor,
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne;
Email: aaibinu@unimelb.edu.au

Abdur Rehman Nasir, Assistant Professor,
Department of Construction Engineering and Management, SCEE,
National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan;
Email: abdur.nasir@nit.nust.edu

Ali Tariq, Lecturer,
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Abasyn University, Islamabad Campus, 45710, Pakistan;
Email: ali.tariq94@gmail.com

Umair Imran, Graduate Student,
Department of Construction Engineering and Management, NUST College of Civil Engineering,
National University of Sciences and Technology, Risalpur Campus, 24080, Pakistan;
Email: umairimran302@gmail.com

Rashid Mehmood Khan, Graduate Student,
Department of Management Sciences, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan;
Email: rashidmehmoodkhan@gmail.com
summary:Delays in construction result in a multitude of negative effects on project performance, and severe dismays among participating parties. This study aims to digitize the traditional process of recording and managing the construction delays using Building Information Modeling (BIM). Extensive literature review followed by semi-structure interviews of 21 industry experts were carried out to identify the issues faced by construction stakeholders in managing construction delays. To resolve these issues, a plugin named BIM-based Construction Delays Recorder (BIM-CDR) is developed using Application Programming Interface (API) of the most commonly used BIM software i.e. Autodesk Revit. BIM-CDR provides a centralized repository, encompassing detailed information related to delays, which can be retrieved and visualized to analyze their impact on delay claims. To assess the effectiveness of BIM-CDR, a feasibility study is conducted with the experts’ review panel. The results revealed that BIM-CDR can record wide-ranging information related to all the significant issues causing delays on construction sites, and can help in effectively managing their corresponding claims. The advantages of the developed prototype include visualization of delays’ location, facilitation of delay analysis and effective delays management. Moreover, it also promotes transparency and speedy settlement of delay related claims without any unwanted disputes.
keywords:Construction delays, Building Information Modeling, Application Programming Interface, Plugin, Delay analysis, Claims
full text: (PDF file, 0.886 MB)
citation:Ali B, Zahoor H, Aibinu A, Nasir A R, Tariq A, Imran U, Khan R M (2021). BIM aided information and visualization repository for managing construction delay claims, ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 1023-1040, https://doi.org/10.36680/j.itcon.2021.054