Building Lean Building BIM

Building Lean  Building BIM
Author: Rafael Sacks,Samuel Korb,Ronen Barak
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN: 9781138237230
Category: Building information modeling
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Lean Building BIM Book Excerpt:

Building Lean, Building BIM is the essential guide for any construction company that wants to implement Lean Construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) to gain a strategic edge over their competition. The first of its kind, the book outlines the principles of Lean, the functionality of BIM, and the interactions between the two, illustrating them through the story of how Tidhar Construction has implemented Lean Construction and BIM in a concerted effort over four years. Tidhar is a small-to-medium-sized construction company that pioneered a way of working that gave it a profit margin unheard of in its market. The company's story serves as a case study for explanation of the various facets of Lean Construction and BIM. Each chapter defines a principle of Lean and/or BIM, describes the achievements and failures in Tidhar's implementation based on the experiences of the key people involved, and reviews the relevant background and theory. The implementation at Tidhar has not been a pure success, but by examining their motives alongside their achievements and failures, readers will learn about what pitfalls and pinnacles to expect. A number of chapters also compare the experience of Tidhar with those of other companies who are leaders in their fields, such as Skanska and DPR. This book is highly relevant and useful to a wide range of readers from the construction industry, especially those who are frustrated with the inefficiencies in their companies and construction projects. It is also essential reading for Lean and BIM enthusiasts, researchers and students from a variety of industries and backgrounds.

Building Lean Building BIM

Building Lean  Building BIM
Author: Rafael Sacks,Samuel Korb,Ronen Barak
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN: 1315300494
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Lean Building BIM Book Excerpt:

Building Lean, Building BIM is the essential guide for any construction company that wants to implement Lean Construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) to gain a strategic edge over their competition. The first of its kind, the book outlines the principles of Lean, the functionality of BIM, and the interactions between the two, illustrating them through the story of how Tidhar Construction has implemented Lean Construction and BIM in a concerted effort over four years. Tidhar is a small-to-medium-sized construction company that pioneered a way of working that gave it a profit margin unheard of in its market. The company's story serves as a case study for explanation of the various facets of Lean Construction and BIM. Each chapter defines a principle of Lean and/or BIM, describes the achievements and failures in Tidhar's implementation based on the experiences of the key people involved, and reviews the relevant background and theory. The implementation at Tidhar has not been a pure success, but by examining their motives alongside their achievements and failures, readers will learn about what pitfalls and pinnacles to expect. A number of chapters also compare the experience of Tidhar with those of other companies who are leaders in their fields, such as Skanska and DPR. This book is highly relevant and useful to a wide range of readers from the construction industry, especially those who are frustrated with the inefficiencies in their companies and construction projects. It is also essential reading for Lean and BIM enthusiasts, researchers and students from a variety of industries and backgrounds.

Research Companion to Building Information Modeling

Research Companion to Building Information Modeling
Author: Lu, Weisheng,Anumba, Chimay J.
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2022-03-22
ISBN: 1839105526
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Companion to Building Information Modeling Book Excerpt:

Offering critical insights to the state-of-the-art in Building Information Modeling (BIM) research and development, this book outlines the prospects and challenges for the field in this era of digital revolution. Analysing the contributions of BIM across the construction industry, it provides a comprehensive survey of global BIM practices.

Lean Construction

Lean Construction
Author: Patricia Tzortzopoulos,Mike Kagioglou,Lauri Koskela
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2020-02-26
ISBN: 0429515588
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Construction Book Excerpt:

This book collates the main research developments around Lean Construction over the past 25 years with contributions from many seminal authors in the field. It takes stock of developments since the publication of Koskela’s (1992) Application of the New Production Philosophy to Construction and, in doing so, challenges current thinking and progress. It also crystallises theoretical conceptualisations and practically situated learning whilst identifying future research challenges, agendas and opportunities for global collaborative actions. The contributors present the development of Lean Construction as a fundamental part of improving construction productivity, quality and delivery of value to clients and users of built infrastructure. In doing so, the book introduces the reader to the foundational principles and theories that have influenced the way we now understand Lean Construction and has provided very useful insights to students, practitioners and researchers on key junctures over the last 25 years. Highlighting the key contemporary developments and using global case study material the chapters demonstrate good practice but also help introduce new thinking to both lay readers and experienced practitioners alike. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in Lean Construction and construction management, providing a general understanding of the area, current state of the art knowledge as well as providing an insight into areas for future research.

BIM Handbook

BIM Handbook
Author: Rafael Sacks,Chuck Eastman,Ghang Lee,Paul Teicholz
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN: 1119287545
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BIM Handbook Book Excerpt:

Discover BIM: A better way to build better buildings Building Information Modeling (BIM) offers a novel approach to design, construction, and facility management in which a digital representation of the building product and process is used to facilitate the exchange and interoperability of information in digital format. BIM is beginning to change the way buildings look, the way they function, and the ways in which they are designed and built. The BIM Handbook, Third Edition provides an in-depth understanding of BIM technologies, the business and organizational issues associated with its implementation, and the profound advantages that effective use of BIM can provide to all members of a project team. Updates to this edition include: Information on the ways in which professionals should use BIM to gain maximum value New topics such as collaborative working, national and major construction clients, BIM standards and guides A discussion on how various professional roles have expanded through the widespread use and the new avenues of BIM practices and services A wealth of new case studies that clearly illustrate exactly how BIM is applied in a wide variety of conditions Painting a colorful and thorough picture of the state of the art in building information modeling, the BIM Handbook, Third Edition guides readers to successful implementations, helping them to avoid needless frustration and costs and take full advantage of this paradigm-shifting approach to construct better buildings that consume fewer materials and require less time, labor, and capital resources.

BIM Teaching and Learning Handbook

BIM Teaching and Learning Handbook
Author: M. Reza Hosseini,Farzad Khosrowshahi,Ajibade Aibinu,Sepehr Abrishami
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN: 100041891X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BIM Teaching and Learning Handbook Book Excerpt:

This book is the essential guide to the pedagogical and industry-inspired considerations that must shape how BIM is taught and learned. It will help academics and professional educators to develop programmes that meet the competences required by professional bodies and prepare both graduates and existing practitioners to advance the industry towards higher efficiency and quality. To date, systematic efforts to integrate pedagogical considerations into the way BIM is learned and taught remain non-existent. This book lays the foundation for forming a benchmark around which such an effort is made. It offers principles, best practices, and expected outcomes necessary to BIM curriculum and teaching development for construction-related programs across universities and professional training programmes. The aim of the book is to: Highlight BIM skill requirements, threshold concepts, and dimensions for practice; Showcase and introduce tried-and-tested practices and lessons learned in developing BIM-related curricula from leading educators; Recognise and introduce the baseline requirements for BIM education from a pedagogical perspective; Explore the challenges, as well as remedial solutions, pertaining to BIM education at tertiary education; Form a comprehensive point of reference, covering the essential concepts of BIM, for students; Promote and integrate pedagogical consideration into BIM education. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in BIM education, digital construction, architecture, and engineering, and for professionals looking for guidance on what the industry expects when it comes to BIM competency.

Reshaping Construction Management for Sustainability and Resource Efficiency Implementation of LeanBIM Concept in Construction

Reshaping Construction Management for Sustainability and Resource Efficiency  Implementation of LeanBIM Concept in Construction
Author: Moataz Younes
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2015-10-09
ISBN: 3668063060
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reshaping Construction Management for Sustainability and Resource Efficiency Implementation of LeanBIM Concept in Construction Book Excerpt:

Master's Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Engineering - Civil Engineering, , course: Construction managment, language: English, abstract: Construction is considered to be a high waste generating industry, in spite of its importance for human lives and economies. A lot of researches have been conducted to find out new ways to improve the way construction projects are managed. The main goals of these researches were to reduce the cost and time for projects as well as increase the quality of the final product. In 1990’s Lean Construction concept has been founded as an alternative for the conventional construction project management methodologies, based on Lean manufacturing concepts focusing on value and reducing waste in the construction processes. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a modern tool enabling intelligent model based process. BIM implementation has a lot of benefits to the construction, for instance, making use of visualization of the final product to facilitate communication between different disciplines and team members, enable what-if analysis and analyze the constructability of a building. During the last decade, Pioneering contractors in US have realized the synergic fit between Lean and BIM. The interaction between Lean Construction and BIM has been the topic of many researches since then. This research introduces the term “LeanBIM”, which refers to the combination of the tools of Lean and BIM, and discuss their effects on sustainability and resource efficiency. An extensive review of literature is carried out and a survey is conducted on the Lean and BIM professionals and researchers from all over the world. The results showed the positive effect of LeanBIM implementation on sustainability of building as well as resource efficiency. LeanBIM is also expected to reduce the overall cost and time required for construction, and increase the quality. The results also showed that there is shortage in Lean/BIM professionals, lack of legal framework to enable the collaboration between all parties, lack of awareness of LeanBIM benefits. It is observed from the result that a considerable investment is required to form an IT infrastructure capable of implementing LeanBIM. Keywords: Lean Construction, Building Information Modeling, Sustainability, LeanBIM, Resource efficiency, Construction Project Management.

BIM and Construction Management

BIM and Construction Management
Author: Brad Hardin,Dave McCool
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-05-28
ISBN: 1118942787
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BIM and Construction Management Book Excerpt:

A sleeker, more comprehensive approach to construction projects BIM and Construction Management, Second Edition is a complete integration guide, featuring practical advice, project tested methods and workflows, and tutorials for implementing Building Information Modeling and technology in construction. Updated to align with the latest software editions from Autodesk, Trimble and Bentley, this book provides a common sense approach to leveraging BIM to provide significant value throughout a project's life cycle. This book outlines a results-focused approach which shows you how to incorporate BIM and other technologies into all phases of construction management, such as: Project planning: Set up the BIM project to succeed right from the start by using the right contracts, the right processes and the right technology Marketing: How to exceed customer expectations and market your brand of BIM to win. Pre-construction: Take a practical approach to engineer out risks in your project by using the model early to virtually build and analyze your project, prior to physical construction. Construction: Leverage the model throughout construction to build safer and with better quality. Field work: Learn how mobile technologies have disrupted the way we work in the field to optimize efficiencies and access information faster. Closeout: Deliver a better product to your customer that goes beyond the physical structure and better prepares them for future operations. Additionally, the book provides a look at technology trends in construction and a thoughtful perspective into potential use cases going forward. BIM and Construction Management, Second Edition builds on what has changed in the construction landscape and highlights a new way of delivering BIM-enabled projects. Aligning to industry trends such as Lean, integrated delivery methods, mobile platforms and cloud-based collaboration this book illustrates how using BIM and technology efficiently can create value.

Use of Lean and Building Information Modeling BIM in the Construction Process Does BIM Make it Leaner

Use of Lean and Building Information Modeling  BIM  in the Construction Process   Does BIM Make it Leaner
Author: Geetanjali Ningappa Ningappa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Building information modeling
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Use of Lean and Building Information Modeling BIM in the Construction Process Does BIM Make it Leaner Book Excerpt:

Construction productivity lags behind most industries. In general, the process of construction is carried out in several smaller processes. For the overall construction process to be successful, continuity between these smaller processes must be achieved. This has been the persistent goal of construction productivity improvement for decades now. Waste is generated between the continuing activities by the unpredicted release of work and the arrival of resources. However, in recent decades the construction industry has a great need to improve its productivity, quality and incorporate new technologies to the industry due to increased foreign competition. In the late 1980s, researchers started looking at solving this problem in a more general and structured way based on the philosophy and ideology of lean production. In lean, adopting waste identification/reduction, or meeting the client's needs with minimal resources addresses the performance improvement. With recent developments in the construction industry, introduction of building information modeling (BIM) has had a significant influence on leaner construction. They are both complementary in several important ways. Various studies conducted exhibit that BIM is very crucial in reducing the project cost, site conflicts, project duration, error reduction, better and faster design development, and so on. This brings the question; can BIM be used as a tool for leaner construction? The objective of this thesis is to determine how BIM is helping achieve a leaner construction. More and more companies are adopting BIM as an acceptable waste reduction tool. A comprehensive study of lean theory and BIM was conducted, underscoring ways for BIM to help achieve leaner construction. The research was broadly conducted in three different parts. In the first part, a synthesis is drawn from a literature study to show that BIM helps reduce waste, helps in implementing lean techniques, and achieves lean principles. The second part focuses on the data acquired from a construction company to show that BIM helps reduce project cost, duration and conflicts. The third and the last part focused on getting the perspective view of different professionals in the construction industry on BIM by conducting focus interviews. A comprehensive conclusion was derived based on the findings from the three methods adopted.

Modern Construction

Modern Construction
Author: Lincoln H. Forbes,Syed M. Ahmed
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2010-10-13
ISBN: 9781420063134
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Construction Book Excerpt:

During the past several decades, the manufacturing and service industries significantly increased their levels of productivity, quality, and profitability through the application of process improvement techniques and information technology. Unfortunately, the construction industry lags far behind in the application of performance improvement and optimization techniques, as well as its overall competitiveness. Written by Lincoln H. Forbes and Syed M. Ahmed, both highly regarded for leadership and innovation, Modern Construction: Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices offers cutting-edge lean tools and other productive strategies for the management of people and processes in the construction industry. Drs. Forbes and Ahmed focus mainly on lean construction methodologies, such as The Last Planner(R) System, The Lean Project Delivery System (TM), and Integrated Project Delivery(TM). The tools and strategies offered draw on the success of the world-renowned Toyota Production System (TPS) adapted to the construction environment by construction professionals and researchers involved in developing and advocating lean construction methods. The book also discusses why true lean construction can best occur when all the construction stakeholders, owners, designers, constructors, and material suppliers are committed to the concept of optimizing the flow of activities holistically while de-emphasizing their self-interest. The authors also reintroduce process improvement approaches such as TQM and Six Sigma as a foundation for the adoption of lean methodologies, and demonstrate how these methods can improve projects in a so-called traditional environment. The book integrates these methods with emerging interest in "green construction" and the use of information technology and Building Information Modeling (BIM), while recognizing the human element in relation to motivation, safety, and environmental stresses. Written specifically for professionals in an industry that desperately needs to play catch up, the book delineates cutting-edge approaches with the benefit of successful cases and explains how their deployment can improve construction performance and competitiveness.

Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices in Modern Construction

Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices in Modern Construction
Author: Lincoln H. Forbes,Syed M. Ahmed
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN: 042985935X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices in Modern Construction Book Excerpt:

Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices in Modern Construction is the new and enhanced edition of the pioneering book Modern Construction by Lincoln H. Forbes and Syed M. Ahmed. This book provides a multi-faceted approach for applying lean methodologies to improve design and construction processes. Recognizing the wide diversity in the landscape of projects, and encompassing private and public sector activity, buildings and infrastructure, the book expands upon the detailed coverage of integrated project delivery and new lean tools and techniques to include: Greater emphasis on the importance of creating a lean culture and the initiatives required to transform the industry; Expanded discussions of the foundational writings in lean construction theory; Exploration of the synergies between "lean" and "green" initiatives; Specific procedures for modifying planning and scheduling activities to improve the performance of the project team; Expanded sections on quality, and topics that have become a part of the lean lexicon, such as Choosing by Advantages, "line of balance"/location-based scheduling, virtual design teams, takt time planning and set-based design; Discussion questions for beginners and advanced lean practitioners; and Improved cross-referencing within the text to help the reader navigate the frameworks, techniques and tools to support the application of lean principles. The techniques described here enhance the use of resources, reducing waste, minimizing delays, increasing quality and reducing overall costs. They enable practitioners to improve the quality of the built environment, secure higher levels of customer/owner satisfaction, and simultaneously improve their profitability. This book is essential reading for all those wanting to be at the forefront of construction management and lean thinking.

Lessons from a Simultaneous LEAN and BIM Implementation in a Residential Pilot Project in Colombia

Lessons from a Simultaneous LEAN and BIM Implementation in a Residential Pilot Project in Colombia
Author: Juan Martín Gómez Sánchez
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018*
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lessons from a Simultaneous LEAN and BIM Implementation in a Residential Pilot Project in Colombia Book Excerpt:

Construction projects are afflicted by cost and time overruns, primarily due to inadequate information sharing between project participants that causes productivity reductions in the AEC industry. Colombia faces an opportunity to increase construction productivity by 5 to 7 times by working on different areas of its value chain. Building Information Modeling (BIM) emerged as a digital platform through which project teams can share and manage information better. Lean construction practices address the issue of improving coordination within a project team, smoothing workflow in construction projects through features that reduce waste and increase value. The present research is an applied study that comprises the analysis of the integration of Lean practices and BIM tools through a real-life implementation in a residential project. This paper contributes to knowledge on BIM and Lean adoption by showing how lean practices reduce coordination-related issues within the project construction and BIM adoption makes the benefits of Lean principles visible. Additionally, the literature still lacks specific examples of client's simultaneous implementation of BIM and Lean for the first time in medium-sized construction companies. The final purpose is to report experiences, opportunities for improvement and lessons learned from the implementation. Findings suggest that BIM in combination with applied lean principles can be implemented on construction projects to improve project performance.

Modern Construction Management

Modern Construction Management
Author: Prof. Frank Harris,Prof. Ronald McCaffer,Andrew Baldwin,Francis Edum-Fotwe
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN: 1119488346
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Construction Management Book Excerpt:

While the construction process still requires traditional skills, the dynamic nature of construction demands of its managers improved understanding of modern business, production and contractual practices. This well established, core undergraduate textbook reflects current best practice in the management of construction projects, with particular emphasis given to supply chains and networks, value and risk management, BIM, ICT, project arrangements, corporate social responsibility, training, health and welfare and environmental sustainability. The overall themes for the Eighth Edition Modern Construction Management are: Drivers for efficiency: lean construction underpinning production management and off-site production methods. Sustainability: reflecting the transition to a low carbon economy. Corporate Social Responsibility: embracing health & safety and employment issues. Modern contractual systems driving effective procurement Building Information Modelling directed towards the improvement of collaboration in construction management systems

Collaboration and Integration in Construction Engineering Management and Technology

Collaboration and Integration in Construction  Engineering  Management and Technology
Author: Syed M. Ahmed,Paul Hampton,Salman Azhar,Amelia D. Saul
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 661
Release: 2020-12-21
ISBN: 3030484653
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collaboration and Integration in Construction Engineering Management and Technology Book Excerpt:

This book gathers papers presented at the 11th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, held in London in 2019. Bringing together a diverse group of government agencies, academics, professionals, and students, the book addresses issues related to construction safety, innovative technologies, lean and sustainable construction, international construction, improving quality and productivity, and innovative materials in the construction industry. In addition, it highlights international collaborations between various disciplines in the areas of construction, engineering, management, and technology. The book demonstrates that, as the industry moves forward in an ever-complex global economy, multi-national collaboration is crucial, and its future growth will undoubtedly depend on international teamwork and alliances.

Integrated Building Information Modelling

Integrated Building Information Modelling
Author: Peng Wu,Haijiang Li ,Xiangyu Wang
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2017-07-10
ISBN: 1681084570
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Building Information Modelling Book Excerpt:

Building information modelling (BIM) is a set of interacting policies, processes and technologies that generates a methodology to manage the essential building design and project data in digital format throughout the building's life cycle. BIM, makes explicit, the interdependency that exists between structure, architectural layout and mechanical, electrical and hydraulic services by technologically coupling project organizations together. Integrated Building Information Modelling is a handbook on BIM courses, standards and methods used in different regions (Including UK, Africa and Australia). 13 chapters outline essential information about integrated BIM practices such as the BIM in site layout plan, BIM in construction product management, building life cycle assessment, quantity surveying and BIM in hazardous gas monitoring projects while also presenting information about useful BIM tool and case studies. The book is a useful handbook for engineering management professionals and trainees involved in BIM practice.

Contractual Procedures in the Construction Industry

Contractual Procedures in the Construction Industry
Author: Allan Ashworth,Srinath Perera
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN: 1315529033
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contractual Procedures in the Construction Industry Book Excerpt:

Contractual Procedures in the Construction Industry 7th edition aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the subject, and reinforces the changes that are taking place within the construction industry. The book looks at contract law within the context of construction contracts, it examines the different procurement routes that have evolved over time and the particular aspects relating to design and construction, lean methods of construction and the advantages and disadvantages of PFI/PPP and its variants. It covers the development of partnering, supply chain management, design and build and the way that the clients and professions have adapted to change in the procurement of buildings and engineering projects. This book is an indispensable companion for students taking undergraduate courses in Building and Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management and Project Management. It is also suitable for students on HND/C courses in Building and Construction Management as well as foundation degree courses in Building and Construction Management. Key features of the new edition include: A revised chapter covering the concept of value for money in line with the greater emphasis on added value throughout the industry today. A new chapter covering developments in information technology applications (building information modelling, blockchains, data analytics, smart contracts and others) and construction procurement. Deeper coverage of the strategies that need to be considered in respect of contract selection. Improved discussion of sustainability and the increasing importance of resilience in the built environment. Concise descriptions of some the more important construction case laws.

Towards the reactive building process management

Towards the reactive building process management
Author: Francesco Livio Rossini
Publsiher: tab edizioni
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2022-02-21
ISBN: 889295363X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards the reactive building process management Book Excerpt:

Digital tools and techniques, also because of the recent restrictions caused by the pandemic, have gained an almost necessary role in human activities. The construction sector, which is structurally slower in metabolising innovation, has a significant productivity gap when compared with manufacturing. This research therefore analyses the management methodologies used today for construction and proposes, through the principles of reactive programming and an integrated use of BIM and IT tools, a tested methodology capable of increasing the productivity and quality of the construction process on building site.

Successful Construction Supply Chain Management

Successful Construction Supply Chain Management
Author: Stephen Pryke
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN: 1119450683
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Construction Supply Chain Management Book Excerpt:

Provides a unique overview of supply chain management (SCM) concepts, illustrating how the methodology can help enhance construction industry project success This book provides a unique appraisal of supply chain management (SCM) concepts brought together with lessons from industry and analysis gathered from extensive research on how supply chains are managed in the construction industry. The research from leading international academics has been drawn together with the experience from some of the industry's foremost SCM practitioners to provide both the experienced researcher and the industry practitioner a thorough grounding in its principles, as well as an illustration of SCM as a methodology for enhancing construction industry project success. The new edition of Successful Construction Supply Chain Management: Concepts and Case Studies incorporate chapters dealing with Building Information Modelling, sustainability, the ‘Demand Chain' in projects, the link between self-organizing networks and supply chains, decision-making, ‘Lean,’ and mega-projects. Other chapters cover risk transfer and allocation, behaviors, innovation, trust, supply chain design, alliances, and knowledge transfer. Supply Chain Management techniques have been used successfully in various industries, such as manufacturing and food processing, for decades Fully updated with new chapters dealing with key construction industry topics such as BIM, sustainability, the ‘Demand Chain' in projects, ‘Lean,’ mega-projects, and more Includes contributions from well established academics and practitioners from Network Rail, mainstream construction, and consultancy Illustrates how SCM methodologies can be used to enhance construction industry project success Successful Construction Supply Chain Management: Concepts and Case Studies is an ideal book for postgraduate students at MSc and PhD level studying the topic and for all construction management practitioners.

BIM Development and Trends in Developing Countries Case Studies

BIM Development and Trends in Developing Countries  Case Studies
Author: John Rogers, Heap-Yih Chong, Christopher Preece, Chai Chai Lim and Himal Suranga Jayasena
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-03-06
ISBN: 1681080176
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BIM Development and Trends in Developing Countries Case Studies Book Excerpt:

Building Information Modeling (BIM), or the process of generating and managing digital information about physical representations of constructions, has been effectively adopted and benefited numerous civil engineering projects across the globe, particularly in developed countries. BIM Development and Trends in Developing Countries addresses the philosophies and practices for improved application of BIM in developing countries. Two case studies are presented in this reference: one from Malaysia and another representing Sri Lanka. Readers are given an introduction and background of the Malaysian and Sri Lankan construction industry and a critical review of BIM's philosophies, development and applications in different stages of a construction project. The authors present their recommendations on the way forward for BIM practices articulated from the two perspectives, namely, academia and industrial BIM practice. The case studies in this book highlight the role of adequate BIM software techniques and the importance of governmental support in facing building challenges at the moment. . BIM Development and Trends in Developing Countries provides readers useful insights on the evolution of BIM practice in emerging countries and is a unique report on two specific scenarios in BIM development. Engineers, architects, urban planners and policy makers around the globe seeking to understand practical BIM implementation and trends will find this reference invaluable.

Modern Steel Construction

Modern Steel Construction
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Building, Iron and steel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Steel Construction Book Excerpt: