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Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the Value Dimension

Project Member(s): Wilkinson, S., Jupp, J.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Start year: 2014

Summary: Description - Building Information Modelling (BIM) is shaping the way that architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals will work in the future. BIM is integral to real-time coordination across disciplines within the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It has recently become a key teaching and research focus for many architecture and construction disciplines as it allows for more informed decision-making and improved ability for analysis and design audit. Whilst proponents of BIM also claim quicker client approvals because of the clearer design intent, the role of the client and the aspiration for a risk minimised investment return has hitherto been overlooked in the literature. This trans-disciplinary scoping study seeks to explore the role of the value dimension (VD) in BIM, which is a key driver in the investment decision to commission AEC professionals to design and construct an asset. This project has a global application and is relevant to all RICS regions. Research aims - to explore the role of the value dimension (VD) in BIM, which is a key driver in the investment decision to commission AEC professionals to design and construct an asset to identify how the flexibility of BIM in the design process can keep the client appraised of the value impacts (economic, environment and social) to inform a proposed integrating project across property and construction disciplines for the tertiary sector.

Publications:

Wilkinson, SJ & Jupp, J 2016, 'Exploring the value of BIM for corporate real estate', Journal of Corporate Real Estate, vol. 18, no. 4.
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Ghosh, S & Wilkinson, S 2016, 'Food urbanism, place making and sustainability performance in two institutional rooftop gardens in Sydney, Australia', Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Toronto, Canada in association with George Brown College, pp. 3-13.
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Lamond, J, Proverbs, D, Kreibach, H, Chan, F, Montz, B, Bhattacharya-Mis, N & Wilkinson, SJ 2016, 'An international understanding of Building Surveyors in the context of commercial properties at risk of flooding', Proceedings of RICS COBRA 2016, Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), RICS, Toronto, Canada.
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Wilkinson, SJ 2016, 'Analysing Trends in Sustainable Building Adaptations in the Melbourne CBD', Proceedings of the 2016 RICS Conference, Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), RICS, Toronto, Canada.
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Wilkinson, SJ, Lamond, J, Proverbs, D, Sharman, L, Heller, A & Manion, J 2015, 'Technical considerations in green roof retrofit for stormwater attenuation in the central business district', Structural Survey, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 36-51.
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Wilkinson, SJ & Jupp, JJ Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 2015, Building Information Modelling and the Value Dimension, pp. 1-54, London.
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Wilkinson, SJ 2014, 'How Buildings Learn: Adaption of low grade commercial buildings for sustainability in Melbourne', Facilities, vol. 32, no. 7/8, pp. 382-395.
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Keywords: Building Information Modelling (BIM), Property Valuation

FOR Codes: Building Construction Management and Project Planning, Commercial Building Management and Services