Benchmarking the learning curve for BIM: A case study

Natalie Ho, Brogan Gordon-Cooper, Jennifer Eckert, Kyle Grutterink, Joseph Eisenlohr, Michael Keith, Viktor Wierucki, Graham Chandler, Shabtai Isaac, Farnaz Sadeghpour

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Abstract

Three of the main issues that are limiting the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) by the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry are identified in the literature as the need for strong leadership, the need for best practices and the need for a quantified learning curve analysis. The focus of this paper is on the latter of the three. The paper presents a case study of the learning curve for generating a Building Information Model for a mid-rise hotel building. Eight (8) individuals with Civil Engineering training, and minimal to no experience in the AEC industry or in the use of computer-aided design (CAD) tools, participated in building the model. The time it took to develop different components of the model, organized based on the Uniformat II™ Classification System, was recorded. This study is aimed to assist companies interested in migrating from traditional project documentation practices to BIM, by gauging the learning curve required for training their personnel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering 2012
Subtitle of host publicationLeadership in Sustainable Infrastructure, CSCE 2012
Pages627-636
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012
EventAnnual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering 2012: Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure, CSCE 2012 - Edmonton, AB, Canada
Duration: 6 Jun 20129 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering 2012: Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure, CSCE 2012
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityEdmonton, AB
Period6/06/129/06/12

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