PRE Results Report
Result- Workpackage

BIM Boosts Buildability

The use of building information models in projects encourages the development of buildability at design offices and construction sites. Improved buildability intensifies the use of both designers’ and contractors’ resources. The development of review processes and evaluation methods for a project-specific buildability would be useful for companies in construction industry.... [Read More]

BIM-based Automated Safety Checking and Planning

Automation of BIM-based safety checking and planning was explored with encouraging experience in BIMCON-project. Automation accelerates modelling and visualization of safe construction procedures. Prototype tool can be developed to a real tool for construction planning professionals, the final target in future being to effectively plan construction work and promote site safety.... [Read More]

BIM-based Supply Chain Management of Precast Concrete Elements

The design, fabrication, delivery, and installation information shared to the cloud service by the project stakeholders provides a more transparent information flow through the supply chain. The method will make following the progress of a construction project much simpler. The exchange of status information creates the foundation for a production control system within a construction project.... [Read More]

Comprehension and Development of Constructability

In Finland the concept of buildability or constructability is poorly studied and understood between project parties.  The aim of the research was the development of constructability knowledge during the design and construction stages in building projects. Especially at the design stage, the co-operation between parties should be intensified and made possible.... [Read More]

Comprehensive BIM Integration into Ruukki Construction Business Process

A comprehensive BIM process for a steel contractor was identified, analysed and developed in tender and in production phase, especially BIM integration into production ERP and project management systems. Business benefits of BIM deployment are achieved by streamlining the information flow in design-build services. Agile dissemination of the new and developing information management methods will gi... [Read More]

Detailed Modelling Enables Use of BIM on Sites in Interior Construction Phase

Opportunities of detailed modelling of building parts and surfaces build in interior construction phase were explored in a residential Case building project. Test trials show detailed 3D geometry, accurate product information and quantity lists, and new kind of visualizations related to building parts built in-situ on site from standard products. As a result of the detailed modelling, 2D drawing w... [Read More]

Development of BIM Libraries and Software Modules

The main objective of the project was to develop the use of standard products in 3D modeling. At least in bigger projects use of models has become a standard procedure, but use of standard products in them has been close to zero, at least until now. Modeling of standard products such as blocks, flooring screeds and wall plasters makes for example the detailed planning, evaluation of quantities and... [Read More]

Future Perspectives on Product Data Management in Building Information Modeling

Product data libraries provide the basis to support diverse national classification systems and different languages. The aim was to identify PDM systematics and recommend future development needs to building product libraries, focusing on the functional shortcomings and data processing deficiencies found in current libraries. The research question was: how advanced companies use product informatio... [Read More]