BIM on the construction site: Generating on demand, task specific drawings in the site office
van Berlo, L.A.H.M.
Building Information Modeling is accepted as the new technology for design, engineering and collaboration AEC projects. There is a group of people that has specific needs on the BIM data: the construction workers. At this moment drawings are created from a BIM model at a specific moment in the whole building process. The information on the drawings is the same as the information that was put on before BIM technology came around. It contains general information for lots of different workers and craftsmen. The question remains if the information on the drawing still is the information that is needed on the construction site. With a raising complexity and fragmentation of experts on a construction site, most drawings are not specific enough for specialized tasks. BIM creates the opportunity to dynamically generate drawings fit for a specific task or purpose. This can be done with little effort because the generating of drawings from a BIM is common technology these days. Using this approach anyone in the site office can generate a drawing on demand, fit for a specific task. The drawing only has to contain the information for that one task. There is no other information that distracts the workers. The drawings can be printed on a manageable A3 piece of paper. Everything to instruct the site worker or craftsmen for the task at hand. The hypotheses is that, by giving a worker task specific information he is better informed, and less distracted by other information, improving the quality of his work and reducing the change of failure. Results of the research show that this approach creates a very good communication tool between the site office manager and construction workers. More and more specialized workers attend a construction site for only a short moment of time, to perform only one specific task. They are not aware of the context of the whole project. Giving them on demand information on paper improves the efficiency of their work on site. The collaboration between site workers and the site office manager is the key factor in the approach. The information has to be available on time for the construction workers.
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10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM 2014, 17-19 September 2014, Vienna, Austria, 63-68