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Report on Building Information Modeling (BIM)
By Kunal J. Chopda Tirumal Vardhan Reddy Ginnaram Manan Ukani Swaroop Kulkarni kjc2143 trg2118 mdu2104 sck2150

Submitted In requirement of a Term Project for E4132 – Prevention and Resolution of Construction Disputes

Civil Engineering Fu Foundation School of Engineering Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

Report
 on
 Building
 Information
 Modeling
 (BIM)
 
 

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Acknowledgement We are grateful to Mr. Ethan Heinrich for his contribution to the Project.

 

 

 

 

Report
 on
 Building
 Information
 Modeling
 (BIM)
 
 

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Contents
 
1.
  Introduction
 ......................................................................................................  3
  1.1.
 Need
 ..............................................................................................................  3
  1.2.
 History
 ...........................................................................................................  4
  2.
  Background:
 ......................................................................................................  5
  2.1.
 What
 is
 BIM?
 .................................................................................................  5
  2.2.
 Uses
 of
 BIM:
 ..................................................................................................  6
  To
 various
 segments
 of
 Industry:
 .........................................................................  8
  2.3.
 BIM
 tools:
 ....................................................................................................  11
  3.
  Benefits
 of
 BIM:
  ...............................................................................................  13
  4.
  Risks
 and
 Disadvantages:
 ................................................................................  16
  5.
  Cost
 in
 Application
 of
 BIM
 ...............................................................................  17
  6.
  Application
 of
 BIM
 in
 Prevention
 of
 Construction
 Disputes
 and
 Conflicts
 ......
 22
  7.
  From
 the
 Field
 .................................................................................................  24
  8.
  Future
 of
 BIM
 ..................................................................................................  25
  9.
  Conclusion
 .......................................................................................................  26
  10.
  References
 ....................................................................................................  27
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Report
 on
 Building
 Information
 Modeling
 (BIM)
 
 

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1. Introduction
 
1.1.
 Need
 
Since
  the
  early
  1960’s,
  the
  construction
  industry
  was
  struggling
  with
  labor
  productivity
  even
  while
  the
  non-­‐farm
  industry
  like
  the
  manufacturing
  industry
  has
  increased
  their
  labor
  productivity
  manifolds.
  Due
  to
  less
  labor
  productivity
  in
  construction,
  there
  is
  a
  requirement
  of
  more
  labor
  hours
  per
  contract
  dollar
  amount.
  The
 figure
 1
 shows
 the
 gap
 between
 

Figure
 1:
 Construction
 and
 Non-­‐Farm
 Labor
 Productivity
 Index
 (Teicholz,
 2004)
 

 

The
 main
 reasons
 for
 decline
 in
 labor
 productivity
 can
 be...
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