WIT Press


4D BIM-ORIENTED DIGITAL PROJECT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT FOR THE AEC INDUSTRY

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIM190171

Volume

192

Pages

11

Page Range

193 - 203

Published

2019

Author(s)

SOFIA AGOSTINELLI, FRANCESCO RUPERTO, ADRIANA SCARLET SFERRA

Abstract

Project management is a working method that covers the entire life cycle of the project, from conception to planning, from design to construction, monitoring and post-construction activities. This approach allows to carry out project activities in relation to the agreed time and budget, to optimize the resources available and give immediate responses to unforeseen events while reducing inefficiencies and waste. The uniqueness of each project makes its management multifaceted, without prejudice to the validity of organizational principles, operational tools and, above all, the importance of a structured methodological approach. The uniqueness of a project also refers not only to its typological-functional, structural and architectural characteristics, as well as to the context of inclusion, but may also vary depending on the country and structure of commissioning. From time to time, the way in which the project is contracted and its characteristics can influence the design of the project from the earliest stages of setting up, and can change not only the responsibilities of the professionals involved, but also the application of managerial techniques. Such context and project complexities can find in the ICT technologies oriented to BIM a significant support to the enhancement of the activities of the project manager, being able to amplify the quality of the results and increase the level of control and monitoring of the project in the temporal (4D) and economic (5D) aspects. The contribution critically examines the opportunities of such a definable digital project construction management using real case studies and research, in which visual construction management has contributed to the creation of value in terms of reducing errors in the planning of the work and reducing process inefficiencies and waste of resources in a perspective of lean management.

Keywords

4D, project management, construction management, digital construction, visual design construction