A BIM-based construction claim management model for early identification and visualization of claims
Smart and Sustainable Built Environment
Article publication date: 5 June 2020
Issue publication date: 17 June 2021
This study aims at introducing a claim management model based on building information modeling (BIM) for claims that can be visualized in BIM models.
Based on the results of a questionnaire survey, 10 claims were identified as claims that can be visualized in BIM models (named hard claims in this study). Then, a BIM-based claim management model was developed and used in a case study.
A BIM-based claim management model is represented. The claim management process through this model consists of four steps: (1) extracting project information, identifying conditions prone to claim and storing them into a relational database, (2) automatically connecting the database to building information model, (3) simulation of the claims in building information model and (4) final calculations and report.
The proposed model can provide benefits to parties involved in a claim, such as early identification of potential claims, large space for data storage, facilitated claim management processes, information consistency and improved collaboration.
There are a few studies on providing solutions to claim management based on BIM process. Hence, the original contribution of this paper is the attempt to set a link between BIM and claim management processes.
Parchami Jalal, M., Yavari Roushan, T., Noorzai, E. and Alizadeh, M. (2021), "A BIM-based construction claim management model for early identification and visualization of claims", Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 227-257. https://doi.org/10.1108/SASBE-10-2019-0141
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