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ÖKA BIM-ANVÄNDNINGEN -UR BESTÄLLARPERSPEKTIV
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
INCREASING THE USAGE OF BIM -THE CLIENT’S PERSPECTIVE (English)
Abstract [en]

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to map the level of knowledge and demand that the clients in today's construction industry have of the BIM aid. This will be achievedby identifying the possibilities and obstacles they believe that BIM causes the project.The aim is to develop a proposal on how to increase the use of BIM in the Swedish construction industry.

Method: This thesis covers an analysis of the current situation regarding the client’s knowledge of a specific topic, qualitative interviews were chosen to enable the respondents’ answers to be developed after their personal experiences. Both interviews and literature studies were conducted to identify the pros and cons of BIM since a comparison could be made between the client's assumptions against the theory. In order to develop a proposal on how to increase the usage of BIM, all the previously collected data was combined to develop a foundation that is then built up with the collected empirical and theoretical data for the specific question.

Findings: BIM is a foreign term for most of the clients in today’s industry, which makes the demand for correct BIM-models minimal or non-existing. Although the benefits of BIM creates more efficient, productive and quality-proof projects, the lack of knowledge, competence and proven projects in the Swedish construction industry creates a fear that makes the actors wait to make an investment. Therefore, the clients usually choose the visual short-term profits over the long-term profits.In order to streamline the usage of BIM an increased understanding of the potentials that BIM holds is needed. Competence development, training, a show of BIM completed projects in the Swedish construction industry, an appointed BIM coordinator in the early stages of the design processes and a standardization of a fileformat.

Implications: BIM has a great potential in the construction industry. The use would mean a simpler and clearer process for the involved actors, which would benefit the engineers’ work, since safer and more effective calculations would be presented. This could result in lower overall costs, reduction and prevention of errors. However, the competence and knowledge of many of the clients are lacking at present and the use of BIM is considered unrealistic as one needs to readjust the entire market and perform an intensive learning process during the boom.

Limitations: The thesis has been carried out in the Småland region and is limited to the client's perspective and a few entrepreneurs' perspective of BIM.

Keywords: BIM, Clients, Developers, BIM streamlining.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 66 p.
Keyword [en]
BIM
Keyword [sv]
Beställare, BIM effektivisering
National Category
Civil Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36837ISRN: JU-JTH-BTA-1-20170163OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-36837DiVA: diva2:1131336
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Peab Jönköping
Subject / course
JTH, Civil Engineering
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Available from: 2017-08-28 Created: 2017-08-14 Last updated: 2017-08-28Bibliographically approved

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