Development of an Integrative System with Building Information Modelling and Green Solutions to Improve Feasibility and Productivity to any Construction Project

  • 2016

Development of an Integrative System with Building Information Modelling and Green Solutions to Improve Feasibility and Productivity to any Construction Project

Author:
Raye Regis
Abstract:

Cost overruns and project delays are somewhat inevitable in the construction industry. The integration of computer applications and the emerging trend of “go green” methods can be used to help eliminate evolving construction problems. Construction project failure rates are as high as forty percent (40%); however integrating selected Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools and green engineering solutions, can generate a remarkable outcome of feasibility and productivity improvement of up to ninety percent (90%). Building Information Modelling (BIM) is defined as an intelligent model-based process that provides digital representations of physical building elements, where the user can view and interact with the model in 2D and 3D views, as well as orthographic two-dimensional plan, sections and elevation views. Selected BIM tools are clash detection, visualization, interoperability, construction planning / scheduling and automated code checking. Green engineering solutions is the application of green materials, cost-effective design, commercialization and use of chemical processes to minimize pollution at the source. Selected Green Engineering solutions such as alternative energy, green roof, structural insulated panels (SIP) and frost protected shallow foundation (FPSF). Case studies were completed to observe the results. Two projects that used neither BIM nor Green Engineering solutions did not achieve the planned completion date whilst the two chosen projects that used both were successful. In conclusion, the integration have proved to be fruitful and is becoming a new trend to attain maxim project feasibility and productivity, which by extension is the achievement of project success.