A framework for integrating change management with building information modeling

Fangxiao Liu, Abdou Karim Jallow, Chimay J. Anumba, Dinghao Wu

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Abstract

Managing changes is critical for a successful, energy-efficient, retrofit project. Good change management (CM) enables the evaluation of change dependencies and effects, and it is essential to controlling and mitigating failure factors in projects. For example, inappropriate management may generate disruptive impacts on energy efficiency goals. The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM)has facilitated the delivery of both new build and retrofit projects; but, there is inadequate support for the management of changes, and very little research has been conducted to integrate CM processes within BIM. This paper aims to specify an integrated framework for embedding CM in BIM. The framework has been developed within the BIM Data Hub project, which focuses on developing a central repository of building information to manage potential changes to IFC-based models. Current work on the BIM Data Hub focuses on retrieving domain-specific information from IFC models to conduct energy analysis. The outcomes of the analysis may result in recommendations for better energy performance, which would trigger potential changes. Such changes should be adequately managed across the building lifecycle. A comprehensive review of literature was conducted, including the developments and current status of CM and BIM adoption in energy-efficient retrofits. The requirements and challenges for the integration of CM and BIM Data Hub were also investigated. Subsequently, the paper formulated a mechanism for how changes resulting from workflow execution can be updated on BIM models, and how change information can be disseminated among team members. A system platform was developed based on the integrated framework. Finally, the contributions and recommendations for future research are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
EditorsR. Raymond Issa, Ian Flood
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages439-446
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413616
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 25 2014

Publication series

NameComputing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period6/23/146/25/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Liu, F., Jallow, A. K., Anumba, C. J., & Wu, D. (2014). A framework for integrating change management with building information modeling. In R. R. Issa, & I. Flood (Eds.), Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (pp. 439-446). (Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413616.055