Abobakr Al-Sakkaf, Ghasan Alfalah, Eslam Mohammed Abdelkader, Nehal Elshaboury
The purpose of this article is to explore two emerging trends in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry: sustainable construction (also known as green construction) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). The primary goal of this study is not to identify each topic individually; rather, this article focuses on how the use of BIM tools and techniques may improve and facilitate the process of developing sustainable green projects. Furthermore, this article introduces BIM as a new trend that paves ways for defining and presenting information needed in the design, building, and operation of built facilities. BIM may integrate the many forms of information needed in construction into a single information environment, reducing or eliminating the requirement for the various types of paper documents now in use. The paper briefly discusses the key BIM tools used in the AEC sector, with a special focus on how these tools assist users, and the obstacles of utilizing BIM. A case study is finally provided to demonstrate the time and cost reductions that BIM may accomplish in a project
Architectural engineering, BIM, rating systems, modeling, construction management, sustainable construction.
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Abobakr Al-Sakkaf, Ghasan Alfalah, Eslam Mohammed Abdelkader, Nehal Elshaboury. (2021) On the Exploitation of Building Information Modeling for Studying Its Possible Applications in the Construction Industry. International Journal of Environmental Science, 6, 247-263