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Integrated applications of building information modeling in project cost management: a systematic review

Abdelrahman M. Farouk (Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology, University Malaysia Pahang, Kuantan, Malaysia)
Rahimi A. Rahman (Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology, University Malaysia Pahang, Kuantan, Malaysia)

Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology

ISSN: 1726-0531

Article publication date: 19 June 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

Implementing building information modeling (BIM) in construction projects offers many benefits. However, the use of BIM in project cost management is still limited. This study aims to review the current trends in the application of BIM in project cost management.

Design/methodology/approach

This study systematically reviews the literature on the application of BIM in project cost management. A total of 46 related articles were identified and analyzed using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses method.

Findings

Eighteen approaches to applying BIM in project cost management were identified. The approaches can be grouped into cost control and cost estimation. Also, BIM can be applied independently or integrated with other techniques. The integrated approaches for cost control include integration with genetic algorithms, Monte Carlo simulation, lean construction, integrated project delivery, neural network and value engineering. On the contrary, integrated approaches for cost estimation include integration with cost-plus pricing, discrepancy analysis, construction progress curves, estimation standards, algorithms, declarative mappings, life cycle sustainability assessment, ontology, Web-based frameworks and structured query language.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this study is the first to systematically review prior literature on the application of BIM in project cost management. As a result, the study provides a comprehensive understanding of the current state of the art and fills the literature gap. Researchers and industry professionals can use the study findings to increase the benefits of implementing BIM in construction projects.

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Acknowledgements

This study was funded by Universiti Malaysia Pahang (RDU223314). The authors are also grateful to the editors and anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments, which improved this paper’s quality.

Citation

Farouk, A.M. and Rahman, R.A. (2023), "Integrated applications of building information modeling in project cost management: a systematic review", Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-10-2022-0538

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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