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A review of cloud-based BIM technology in the construction sector

Wong, Johnny, Wang, Xianyin, Li, Heng, Chan, Greg and Li, Haijiang 2014. A review of cloud-based BIM technology in the construction sector. The Journal of Information Technology in Construction 19 , pp. 281-291.

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Cloud computing technology is regarded as a major transformational for ce that is causing unprecedented change across the communication and business discipline s . In the architecture, engineering and construction sector, cloud - BIM i ntegration is considered to be the second generation of building information management ( BIM ) development , and is expected to produce another wave of change across the construction indu stry. Despite this, few stud ies to date have attempted to summarise the research literature on cloud - BIM. Th is paper explore s the literature to identify the substantive work on cloud - BIM, particular ly regarding building life cycle management , to provide valuable insight for practitioners and to propose avenue s for further research. Thirty academic sources , including refereed journal articles and conference papers, were retrieved and analysed in terms of their research focus and nature of applicati on. The review reveal ed that most cloud - BIM research has focused on the building planning/design and construction stages . The findings suggest that more research should be directed towards operation, maintenance and facility management , energy efficiency and the d emolition and deconstruction stages of building life cycle management . F urther empirical research o n organi s ational and legal issues , including security, responsibility, liability and model ownership , of the cloud - BIM model is also needed

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cloud computing, BIM, construction sector , building life cycl
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2019 14:50

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