“Sustainability by building smarter”, the vision of buildingSMART international clearly conveys what Building Information Modelling (BIM) was developed for. BIM has now been accepted as a primary tool for sustainable project procurement. Building information modelling (BIM) is the latest innovation of construction industry and it is increasingly becoming the design standard for architectural and construction engineering. Effective adoption of the BIM requires a change in the traditional work practices, where it needed a greater collaboration and communication among project participants and efficient flow of information. 

Conventional procurement methods are less efficient in delivering these requirements. The Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach is widely recognized as the most suitable project delivery approach to receive the full benefit of BIM adoption for construction project procurement. Basic concept of IPD is the collaboration among the owner, architect, and contractor to create the core team. The team focuses on trust, transparency, shared risk and reward, value‐added decision making, and technology to complete a project as efficiently and effectively. Collaborative approaches to project procurement are very rare in Sri Lanka. A concept like IPD is totally a new paradigm for the local industry. Given the context that BIM is likely to become the standard in future and the widening global competition will force the local industry to adopt methods like IPD. This research is conducted to identify the reshuffle of contractual liabilities in IPD from those in traditional delivery method, where the findings will help the industry to get prepared to face future challenges.


Keywords: Building Information Modelling, BIM, Contractual Liability, Integrated Project Delivery



Madusanka, I. K., & Jayasena, H. S. (2013). The Reshuffle of Contractual Liabilities by Implementing Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) in Building Information Modelling (BIM) Based Construction. The Second World Construction Symposium 2013: Socio-Economic Sustainability in Construction (pp. 435-440). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.

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