Model uses: Foundations for a modular requirements clarification language

Succar, Bilal, Saleeb, Noha and Sher, Willy (2016) Model uses: Foundations for a modular requirements clarification language. Singhaputtangkul, Natee, ed. In: 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference (AUBEA 2016), 06-08 Jul 2016, Australia.

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Abstract

Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools and workflows can increase design productivity, reduce construction waste, and improve connectivity of facility operations. To achieve such benefits, model-based deliverables (e.g. model-based cost estimation, construction planning, or asset tracking) first need to be clearly specified by owners/clients and, second, be delivered by supply chain players according to these specifications. While there are many guides, protocols, and standards for defining information content within models, there is little guidance for specifying the uses to be derived from this modelled information. To bridge the gap between what is expected from BIM, and what will actually be delivered, there is a need for a clear and modular ‘requirements clarification’ language. Based on published research – including a framework, conceptual ontology, and competency model – as well as on-going practical applications, this paper introduces the Model Uses concept, comprising a Model Uses Taxonomy and a Model Uses List. Model Uses are the intended, planned, or expected project deliverables resulting from generating, collaborating, or linking models to external databases. This paper explores the conceptual foundations of Model Uses and then provides practical examples – an implementation task list and an assessment module - of how this modular language assists in identifying BIM project requirements and facilitating project delivery.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Editors: Singhaputtangkul, Natee
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 27918
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Depositing User: Noha Saleeb
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 18:10
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2019 16:42
ISBN: ISBN 9781921047138
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/27918

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