Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes.
Laing, Richard Alexander
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HARTY, J. and LAING, R., 2010. Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes. In: J. UNDERWOOD and U. ISIKDAG, eds. Handbook of research on building information modeling and construction informatics: concepts and technologies. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. Pp. 546-560.
Building information modelling (BIM) is not only an authoring tool for architects and engineers, but also for all stakeholders in the building programme procurement process. Analysis tools like code checking of building regulations and environmental simulations that can report on heating loads, daylighting and carbon use will push the adoption of intelligent modelling faster and further than previously thought. The benefits for clients should not be underestimated either and some are already reaping them where project certainty is to the fore. However, the professional language that architects and engineers espouse is a latent force that can run counter to fostering collaboration. An emerging professional, the Architectural Technologist, can bridge that divide and adopt the adjunct role of manager in the integrated project delivery.