Building Information Modeling in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction: Emerging Research Directions and Trends

TitleBuilding Information Modeling in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction: Emerging Research Directions and Trends
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBecerik-Gerber, B, Kensek, K
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice
Date Published2010
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10523928
KeywordsBUILDING , CONSTRUCTION , information , Project , research , sustainable , VIRTUAL
AbstractCurrently, the architecture, engineering, and construction industry is facing enormous technological and institutional changes and challenges including the proliferation of information technology and appropriate application of sustainable practices. The 21st century engineer and architect must be able to deal with a rapid pace of technological change, a highly interconnected world, and complex problems that require multidisciplinary solutions. This paper focuses on research directions and trends around building information modeling (BIM) through interdisciplinary endeavors: how BIM research topics could be explored; their relevancy; and their potential future impact. It identifies BIM research topics that are considered to be important to a wide range of practitioners and future practitioners, both architecture and engineering students. It also assesses the relevance of current research projects to the industry and categorizes future BIM research topics. It aims to formulate research ideas and methodologies to pursue them and to explore how an industry/academic partnership for exploring exciting research opportunities could be established. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice is the property of American Society of Civil Engineers and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
NotesBecerik-Gerber, Burcin 1; Email Address: Kensek, Karen 2; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Assistant Professor, Sonny Astani Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC, 3620 S. Vermont Ave., KAP 224C, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2531 2: Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Watt Hall, USC, WAH 204, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0291; Source Info: Jul2010, Vol. 136 Issue 3, p139; Subject Term: BUILDING information modeling; Subject Term: SUSTAINABLE development; Subject Term: CONSTRUCTION industry; Subject Term: INFORMATION technology; Subject Term: VIRTUAL design; Subject Term: PROJECT management; Author-Supplied Keyword: Building information modeling; Author-Supplied Keyword: Construction industry; Author-Supplied Keyword: Information technology; Author-Supplied Keyword: Research; Author-Supplied Keyword: Sustainable development; Author-Supplied Keyword: Virtual design and construction; NAICS/Industry Codes: 236110 Residential building construction; NAICS/Industry Codes: 926110 Administration of General Economic Programs; Number of Pages: 9p; Illustrations: 3 Charts, 7 Graphs; Document Type: Article