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The Integration of Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery into the Construction Management Curriculum

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



Conference Session

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

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25.1317.1 - 25.1317.14



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Joseph A. Wright University of Wisconsin, Stout

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Joseph A. Wright has 18 years as a university lecturer/professor in construction management with an emphasis on contract administration. He has 15 years experience in industry as a Project Engineer/Manager on oil and gas and infrastructure projects. Current research interests include pathways for integrated project delivery and the use of software to enhance communication through the project process.

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Further Integration of BIM and IPD Joseph Wright PhD, PE, MASCE University of Wisconsin – StoutThe current state of practice in Building Information Modeling (BIM) has made significantprogress over the last decade in integrating the design and construction phases of a project.Current developments in contractual relationships such as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)arrangements and Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contracts are also making inroads into amore integrated process of combining design and instruction. However, both developments arestill in the early stages of development.This paper explores best practices through current case studies in integrating design andconstruction through BIM and new contractual arrangements as well as the current limitations tofunctional integration. The referred limitation comprises an analysis of how aspects such assustainable/green construction and conservation design can be better integrated into BIM,including the use of lean construction and waste reduction. Also, the increased involvement ofthe construction sector into the design process contributes to obfuscating the ownership andtransfer of ownership of the BIM model. This paper explores this process, chiefly addressingissues of liability, particularly as such models gain greater usage by the Owner during theoperational, maintenance and future modification phases of the facility.It concludes with possible principles that the construction industry needs to consider in thestrategic integration of design and construction.

Wright, J. A. (2012, June), The Integration of Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery into the Construction Management Curriculum Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--22074

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