The Way Forward
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John Rogers, Heap-Yih Chong, Christopher Preece, Chai Chai Lim and Himal Suranga Jayasena
The searching for the end-to-end application and effectiveness of the practice
of BIM is still in process. The authors believe that the barriers and issues faced by BIM,
are tackled through the usage of cloud computing or the web. A cloud based framework
acts as a central server where all the designs and engineering software are located.
These data can then be accessed by personnel and used in a local server before being
synced back with the central server. This makes it more efficient for users to coordinate
using BIM. Apart from that, the focus of the industry has been on how to make a basic
BIM work, as opposed to exploring what can be achieved with BIM. This is changing
as an ever increasing array of specialised products and services evolved. This is
beginning to change as more government agencies express an interest in developing
BIM-based workflows that add efficiencies to design approval and regulatory
compliance. Besides, availability of library data in BIM is required to make BIM work
effectively. In conclusion, BIM is evolving organically across a range of dimensions
and building lifecycle phases.
School of Built Environment Curtin University Australia.