Title: Building information modelling-enabled best practices in AEC and takeaways for Finnish shipbuilding industry

Authors: Luming Ran; Vishal Singh

Addresses: Department of Civil Engineering, Aalto University, Rakentajanaukio 4A, Otaniemi, Espoo, 02150, Finland ' Department of Civil Engineering, Aalto University, Rakentajanaukio 4A, Otaniemi, Espoo, 02150, Finland

Abstract: Building information modelling (BIM), as an object-based tool, has been the buzzword in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector in recent years. The buzz has created a lot of promise of an imminent paradigm shift and productivity and lifecycle improvements in the AEC sector and plenty of benefits are cited in the literature. Consequently, the word has reached the shipbuilding industry as well, which faces many similar productivity and lifecycle challenges as the AEC industry, and which is seeking similar advancements in digital tools that can bring around the change. As a result, the Finnish shipbuilding industry expressed interest in exploring what are the BIM-enabled best practices in the AEC sector, and which of these can potentially be transferred to the shipbuilding industry. This research explored these issues.

Keywords: building information modelling; BIM; productivity; product lifecycle management; PLM; 3D CAD; AEC; architecture engineering construction; best practice; Finland; shipbuilding industry; collision detection; location-based management; quantity takeoff.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2016.080497

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2016 Vol.9 No.3, pp.238 - 257

Received: 19 Jun 2015
Accepted: 07 Jan 2016

Published online: 23 Nov 2016 *

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