MODEL OF INFORMATION SHARING AND EXCHANGE IN A BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING SUPPLY CHAIN
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OLUSEYE OLUGBOYEGA, ABIMBOLA WINDAPO
The responsibilities of the multi-disciplinary BIM-based project participants has been extended to include compulsory information supply, compulsory information demands, offering of professional inputs, participating in reviews, and participating in cross-referencing. These additional responsibilities appear to be the principles of information sharing and exchange in BIM supply chain and require an in-depth investigation so as to prevent them from constituting barriers to information sharing and exchange among the BIM-based project participants. This paper presents the results of an investigation of the constituents of information sharing and exchange in BIM supply chain, as well as their agreement with the requirements of the BIM process. The investigation has the practical purpose of supporting the body of knowledge in the search for the understanding of the best model of information sharing and exchange on a collaborative BIM project. A two-dimension BIM-enabled information sharing and exchange model on construction projects was developed to define the functional requirements for information sharing and exchange in a BIM supply chain. PRISMA methodology was adopted to construct the dimensions and to identify components for the dimensions. The model is capable of being used as the basis for assessing the process of information sharing and exchange within collaborative working. The findings of the study have numerous implications for research and practice in BIM-enabled project management, especially in the performance assessment of BIM adoption on construction projects.
BIM, BIM supply chain members, information sharing and exchange, information quality, information structure