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An investigation of interoperability issues between building information modelling (BIM) and e-procurement

Eadie, Robert and McClean, Michael (2015) An investigation of interoperability issues between building information modelling (BIM) and e-procurement. In: Education, Science and Innovations, ESI 2015, European Polytechnical University, Pernik, Bulgaria. ЕВРОПЕЙСКИ ПОЛИТЕХНИЧЕСКИ УНИВЕРСИТЕТ, EUROPEAN POLITECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, 2015. 6 pp. [Conference contribution]

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The European Union has set a target of 2016 for all government procurement to be fully electronic. A target of 1st April 2016 has been set for the United Kingdom Government departments for theimplementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM). However, Grilo and Jardim-Goncalves(2010) show that interoperability issues exist due to the heterogeneous nature of applications andsoftware systems used across the construction industry. As the deadline approaches the paperresults show that there has been an increase in different BIM enabled softwares being adopted. Itfurther indicates that the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC’s) adopted in BIM use are still causingproblems such as 50% of respondents loosing information and therefore need further work. Thereis a lack of use of both BIM and e-procurement together in many organisations indicates that there is much efficiency still to be achieved as software develops. In this regard the level of development is very important. Over half of the sample consider that this is decided by the client and discipline specific levels are suggested at 350. This level is required to get the balance between electronic transfer and manual input.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Building Information Modelling; Disadvantages; BIM Implementation; BIM interoperability
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER)
ID Code:32260
Deposited By: Dr Robert Eadie
Deposited On:22 Sep 2015 11:17
Last Modified:22 Sep 2015 11:17

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