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The application of building information modeling (BIM) system in the smartification of green and sustainable buildings

Erfan Anjomshoa (School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran)

Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

ISSN: 0969-9988

Article publication date: 11 June 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

Nowadays, designing environmentally compatible buildings with acceptable performance in terms of cost, materials, and energy efficiency is considered crucial for developing sustainable cities. This research aims to identify and rank the most influential factors in the application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems in the smartification of green and sustainable buildings.

Design/methodology/approach

The present research is applied and descriptive. In this study, we identified the most influential factors in the application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems through library studies and expert opinions. Data were collected using a questionnaire, and a combination of the one-sample t-test method with a 95% confidence level and the fuzzy VIKOR method was employed for analysis.

Findings

The results show that the most influential factors in the application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems in the Smartification of green and sustainable buildings, in order, are: “Energy saving and consumption reduction,” “Increased productivity and efficiency,” “Life-cycle assessment (LCA),” “Eco-friendly design,” “Integration with IoT and other technologies.”

Originality/value

In this study, while addressing the intersection of BIM technology, green building principles, and smart building objectives to optimize the performance of buildings during their life cycle, the most influential factors in the use of this system were ranked based on the criteria of “impact level,” “importance level,” and “availability of necessary tools” for implementation in Kerman. Moreover, solutions for more effectively utilizing this system in the smartification of green and intelligent buildings were proposed.

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Acknowledgements

I am grateful to Prof. Gholamreza Heravi for their thoughtful comments, which considerably helped to improve the presentation of this work.

Citation

Anjomshoa, E. (2024), "The application of building information modeling (BIM) system in the smartification of green and sustainable buildings", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-03-2024-0291

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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