New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Over the last decade, attention to building information modeling (BIM) has been steadily growing. Without a doubt, BIM is an evolving technology that will affect all aspects of design and construction in the future. BIM not only creates a collaborative working environment for building design and construction but also offers greater operational efficiency and effectiveness of supply chains in the construction industry. Perhaps the greatest advantage of using BIM technology is the capability to promote transparency and collaboration among all members of project teams, thereby reducing waste and saving time and money throughout the entire processes of construction. Utilizing BIM technology, participants involved in a project are able to communicate ideas more effectively and provide competitive advantages for project teams. This is one of the main reasons why BIM is being rapidly adopted by the construction industry. This paper reports the results of a preliminary study on BIM education and merely discusses and suggests how construction educators help students get prepared for their future professional career in terms of BIM education in the domain of construction management.
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