PRE Results Report
Result- Workpackage

4D Time Schedule Management with a Structural Model

Design, fabrication, delivery and erection of structural elements of a building construction project can be monitored and steered with a 4D structural model. Last Planner –method combined with a building information model creates a pull system for building production complying with the status of the building site.... [Read More]


Assessing Alternatives for Using BIM to Manage Initial Information in Building Renovation

Information loss is a major problem in many industries and especially in the construction industry. One way to improve information sharing and reduce information loss is employing Building information modeling, BIM. By using inventory models, the initial information requirements in renovation projects can be managed and information quality can be controlled.... [Read More]

Better Decisions with Visual Metrics

Visual metrics support co-working, enable efficient decision making and enhance transparency in projects.... [Read More]

BIM from the Social Science Perspective

The social scientific research on the uses of BIM is growing. BIM enables and requires novel collaborative ways of working which need to be developed in local interventions and experiments. The CRADLE research group (from the University of Helsinki) has been developing activity theoretical perspective on BIM research taking influences from social scientific literature... [Read More]

BIM Management as an Integral Part of the Project

More systematic planning of BIM management helps to realize the benefits and make BIM an integral part of the project. This leads to improved transparency and more efficient management of targets and requirements during the project. New procedures will be further tested in pilot projects.... [Read More]

BIM Process Redefined: Identification of Tasks and Intensive Collaboration Points

The tasks and intensive collaboration points for the collaborative BIM process have been identified. This helps project stakeholders to plan and manage their BIM-based collaboration better. Practical implementation and further definition of the new work processes are required on a specific project level.... [Read More]


Challenges and Benefits of Building Information Modeling in Construction Projects

Big challenges in using building information modeling in construction projects are software limits, insufficient models and lack of skills. To implement BIM, the construction industry should think it as a systemic process innovation and create a common operation model. Better cooperation between designers is needed. Requirements of work need to be identified beforehand.... [Read More]

Developing the AEC Industry Through Intensive Collaboration Between Universities and Companies

Collaboration between the companies and the universities enabled the development of new BIM-related business models and ways of working in the AEC industry. Industrial partners adapted the role of developers and the researchers facilitated innovation creation and promoted new innovative ways of working through research and interventions. The intensive collaboration between the AEC industry and the... [Read More]