Developing a Taxonomy of Construction Model Uses

Li Jiang, Miaomiao Niu, Robert Michael Leicht, John Messner

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Abstract

Digital models incorporating 3D geometry and information attributes are becoming a standard for industrial facility and commercial building design. Despite the advancements in technologies to develop design models, there is an opportunity to better leverage models within facility construction processes. Moreover, there is a need for a comprehensive understanding of construction information requirements that are not presently available, but could be delivered via a model. This presents an opportunity to create coordinated industry guidelines and a process for leveraging model content through the construction phase. This paper presents a taxonomy for digital model uses within construction. Focus group workshops and case studies were applied to capture the current model uses and to identify unmet model use opportunities. Data was collected, analyzed, and compiled into a structured catalog of construction model uses, along with the benefits and barriers to implementation. The taxonomy provides an approach to help an organization identify current model use status and the near-term future opportunities of using virtual models to further meet c onstrCuction needs. The paper concludes with discussion of how a planning approach and implementation guidelines will be developed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2016
Subtitle of host publicationOld and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016
EditorsJose L. Perdomo-Rivera, Carla Lopez del Puerto, Antonio Gonzalez-Quevedo, Francisco Maldonado-Fortunet, Omar I. Molina-Bas
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages2322-2331
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479827
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, CRC 2016 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: May 31 2016Jun 2 2016

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016

Other

OtherConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, CRC 2016
CountryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
Period5/31/166/2/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Jiang, L., Niu, M., Leicht, R. M., & Messner, J. (2016). Developing a Taxonomy of Construction Model Uses. In J. L. Perdomo-Rivera, C. Lopez del Puerto, A. Gonzalez-Quevedo, F. Maldonado-Fortunet, & O. I. Molina-Bas (Eds.), Construction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016 (pp. 2322-2331). (Construction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479827.231