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A BIM-based construction claim management model for early identification and visualization of claims

Majid Parchami Jalal (Department of Project and Construction Management, School of Architecture, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran)
Tayebe Yavari Roushan (Department of Project and Construction Management, School of Architecture, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran)
Esmatullah Noorzai (Department of Project and Construction Management, School of Architecture, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran)
Maryam Alizadeh (Department of Project and Construction Management, School of Architecture, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran)

Smart and Sustainable Built Environment

ISSN: 2046-6099

Article publication date: 5 June 2020

Issue publication date: 17 June 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims at introducing a claim management model based on building information modeling (BIM) for claims that can be visualized in BIM models.

Design/methodology/approach

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.

Findings

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.

Practical implications

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.

Originality/value

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.

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Citation

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

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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