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Analysis of Awareness and Utilization of BIM in Civil Engineering

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DOI: 10.4236/ojapps.2012.24B038    3,223 Downloads   5,789 Views   Citations


Recently, Building Information Modeling (BIM) has emerged as a hot topic in the construction industry. However, the application of civil engineering, both domestic and foreign, is minor because of the distribution in a wide area, highly liner dependence and difficulty to take advantage of the standard library.  Civil engineering requires a lot of time and financial resources compared to architectural engineering. If BIM is completely applied to civil engineering, it will be possible to manage the schedule and cost using 3D and facilitates effective communication between various stakeholders. For the application of BIM in civil engineering, we surveyed the awareness, utilization and effectiveness of BIM on the civil engineering companies. Also, we derived necessary improvements and analyzed new business areas for BIM application. The results of the study will be used as a reference of development for SOC civil engineering BIM ordering guide and related standard.

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Seo, M. and Kim, J. (2012) Analysis of Awareness and Utilization of BIM in Civil Engineering. Open Journal of Applied Sciences, 2, 166-169. doi: 10.4236/ojapps.2012.24B038.


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