Interactions between building information modelling and off-site manufacturing for productivity improvement

Pejman Ghasemi Poor Sabet (Curtin University, Perth, Australia)
Heap-Yih Chong (Department of Construction Management, School of Design and the Built Environment, Curtin University, Bentley, Australia)

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business

ISSN: 1753-8378

Publication date: 19 June 2019

Abstract

Purpose

New methods have been introduced as revolutionary approaches in the construction industry, such as off-site manufacturing (OSM) and building information modelling (BIM). Although these approaches can provide many benefits, there are still barriers to meeting the expectations of improved construction productivity via their implementation. Hence, the purpose of this paper is to critically review the capabilities of OSM and BIM techniques, as well as their potential interactions, in productivity improvement.

Design/methodology/approach

A scoping review approach was adopted, where 100 peer-reviewed journal articles were collected to analyse the capabilities of OSM and BIM, as well as their potential interactions, in productivity improvement as assessed by key productivity indicators (KPrIs).

Findings

The results reveal seven BIM-based capabilities and six OSM-based capabilities, as well as 12 potential OSM–BIM interactions that have significant potential for satisfying KPrIs.

Originality/value

An integrated framework has also been developed to clarify and conceptualise the roles of OSM–BIM interactions in their designated KPrIs. The research has developed insightful and practical references for strategic planning and management in OSM–BIM-based projects.

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Citation

Ghasemi Poor Sabet, P. and Chong, H. (2019), "Interactions between building information modelling and off-site manufacturing for productivity improvement", International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-08-2018-0168

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