A comparative case study of coordination mechanisms in Design and Build BIM-based projects in the Netherlands

Ajibade A. Aibinu, Eleni Papadonikolaki

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Abstract

BIM implementation can affect the project coordination mechanisms in unexpected ways, even in widely-applied project procurement structures. Apart from the chosen procurement approach, the BIM technology and the distribution of roles in the project team influence and shape the project coordination. This paper aims to explore the emerging coordination structures and processes from BIM implementation in design-build procurement. An exploratory comparative case study has been undertaken. The findings included two main coordination mechanisms: a centralized and decentralized structure and a hierarchical ver-sus participative decision-making processes. These two patterns subsequently open a debate about the rela-tions between BIM implementation and business models in AEC and particularly the emergence of specialized all-around BIM firms versus BIM-knowledgeable engineering firms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECPPM 2016: 11th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling
Subtitle of host publicationeWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
EditorsS.E. Christodoulou, R. Scherer
PublisherCRC Press / Balkema - Taylor & Francis Group
Pages435-446
ISBN (Print)978-113803280-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventECPPM 2016 - 11th European Conference on Product and Process Modeling: eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 7 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Conference

ConferenceECPPM 2016 - 11th European Conference on Product and Process Modeling
CountryCyprus
CityLimassol
Period7/09/169/09/16

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