BIM-Based Management System for Off-Site Construction Projects

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Abstract

Offsite construction (OSC) is one of the alternative methods for the various challenges that the construction sector faces today. This study developed a management system based on building information modeling (BIM) to execute OSC projects successfully. Because OSC differs from the conventional onsite building method, the authors studied and analyzed several project cases and interviewed the participants and stakeholders. The OSC method has unique characteristics in the aspects of the projects’ location and time, production process, flow, method, facility, and environment. Moreover, before the system development, we analyzed the OSC project management, usability, and system requirements. These requirements were turned into a BIM-based system following a waterfall model, with six management menus: drawing, schedule, production, logistics, installation and progress monitoring, and progress payment. This study implemented each menu’s vital functions within the system more effectively due to the BIM-based technological features, such as object-oriented data processing, visualization, high interoperability, linkage, and integration. The developed system was applied to four projects. The test resulted in a streamlined work process, improved activity, and less input time and workload than in a non-BIM-based management environment. These findings indicated that the proposed BIM-based system enabled OSC project management to perform better.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9878
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Volume12
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2022

Keywords

  • building information modeling
  • construction management
  • offsite construction
  • prefabrication
  • project management system

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