Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an important component in sustainable procurement strategies. With the rise in popularity, it is gaining the potential to be industry standard for building projects. By taking the digital design data to a new level, BIM promotes better integration and optimum use of resources for the sustainability in all aspects of construction.
This is being experienced by more developed countries, which have gained benefits after successfully implementing BIM. Although BIM has not yet been implemented in Sri Lankan building industry, it is likely to be an option for consideration in the near future. As BIM is fully dependant on technology, determining a proper framework is an essential prerequisite.
Considering the differences in the building industry among Sri Lanka and other countries, a generic framework will not be practically capable in facilitating such implementation successfully. Under this context, a research is conducted with the broader aim of determining a BIM technological framework for Sri Lanka, a special case where the current technology is minimal and funding ability is low. With preliminary findings from a literature review on the technological prerequisites of adopting BIM, this paper presents logical conclusions developed for technological aspects of implementing BIM for Sri Lankan building industry. The findings shall be a valuable source for all parties who are interested in utilizing BIM technology in the future for the sustainability in building industry of Sri Lanka.
This is the abstract of a paper presented by the BIMLab Research Group. Find the full paper here.