BIM as a Design and Construction Quality Control Medium

Oct 01, 2010

Owing to the nature of the construction industry, construction projects require the cooperation of domain experts from diverse fields.As the scale of the construction industry increases in size and complexity, the domain actors generate various kinds of information.Therefore, interdisciplinary and step-by-step cooperation requires a considerable amount of communication and information transmission.Currently, the method for communicating information in design works has changed from paper-based drawings to three-dimensional building information modeling (BIM) that enables efficient data management and quick decision-making. Public organizations and private companies in several countries have successfully led many BIM-based projects with considerable interest and effort.
In fact, several public organizations have recommended delivering BIM data, which is checked with quality control according to BIM modeling standards. The high quality control of BIM can be applied to both physical and logical conditions.At present in Korea, attempts have been made to implement BIM in the delivery of a public project. While efforts have been made with considerable interest, the attempt has not yet been fully realized due to the lack of BIM standards. Therefore, it is extremely important to establish BIM quality control systems related to 1) physical elements (level of shape execution, object collision and boundary condition); 2) logical elements (regulations and codes); and 3) object definitions (definition of objects and their attributes). In this sense, this manuscript is an effort to establish a BIM quality control system in Korea.

Inhan Kim, professor, Kyung Hee University and Chief Vice Chairman of buildingSMART Korea
Jongcheol Seo
Journal of Building Information Modeling (JBIM) National Institute of Building Sciences
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
buildingSMART alliance (National Institute of Building Sciences)

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