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A BIM platform for offsite timber construction.

Patlakas, Panagiotis; Livingstone, Andrew; Hairstans, Robert

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Panagiotis Patlakas



Abstract

This paper discusses the potential of a BIM platform for offsite timber construction within the context of the UK construction industry. It examines the benefits, limitations, and challenges that BIM brings for offsite timber. Proof-of-concept projects are presented that deal with the architectural technology, structural engineering, and life cycle analysis aspects. These demonstrate the feasibility of the development of an open BIM platform which would establish a common standard for the industry. The paper concludes by suggesting an alternative business model for offsite timber construction, as enabled by Building Information Modelling.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Start Date Sep 16, 2015
End Date Sep 18, 2015
Publication Date 2015-09
Deposit Date May 13, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 13, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords BIM; offsite construction; timber;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/10196
Contract Date May 13, 2016

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