Understanding the Benefits of BIM/Lean/IPD framework when carried-out simultaneously

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    Machado, Caio Schmitz
    Brahmi, Bani Feriel
    Kamari, Aliakbar
    2020 Conference Papers
    Conference Papers
    Design Thinking and Innovation


Abstract: As a response to an increasingly growing complexity in construction projects, more sophisticated
and advanced project delivery methods are being emerged to make the construction process more
efficient, productive, and reliable. The methods have evolved from the more conventional methods of
design-bid-build, design-build, and construction-manager-at-risk into what are known as Lean
Construction (LC), Building Information Modelling (BIM), and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). In theory,
the application of such advanced methodologies provides improvements in the construction process, but
recent research studies have reported their ineffectiveness when they are used in isolation. This paper
aims to review the benefits of using BIM/LC/IPD framework when used simultaneously. The research
begins with a comprehensive review of the literature and then adopts a Qualitative Comparative Analysis
(QCA) methodology to study two building cases in the USA and Canada. This is the conclusion of this paper
that the application of BIM/LC/IPD framework not only improves the project performance but also results
in various advantages. The outcome of this research study is relevant to the companies who are
considering implementing these methods, via the use of results to better perceiving and navigating the
studied methods and to think about changes in the construction sector.

Keywords: Building Information Modelling (BIM); Lean construction (LC); Integrated Project Delivery
(IPD); BIM/Lean/IPD.


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