Building Information Modelling and Green Buildings: Challenges and Opportunities
• Literature review that links the obstacles and shortcomings faced when designing a green building
• Reviews use of sustainability frameworks such as CED, LCA, and TQA and BIM in implementing Green Building Design
• Findings of study indicate future areas of BIM technology and research
This paper is a literature review that links the obstacles and shortcomings faced in green buildings and their associated rating systems with the potential capabilities of BIM. The limitations of BIM in the green building industry was also addressed. The main obstacles and shortcomings faced are high upfront costs and delays, design complexities and documentation requirements, superior performance enhancement requirements, and skewness towards environmental sustainability. The paper was written from a realisation that a more consolidated future research direction is needed in academic studies that address the quest for sustainability though BIM. Findings indicate future areas of BIM technology research include fully automating BIM-rating system integration, collaboration and intellectual property issues, and the unaccommodating contractual approaches for multiple party involvement needed in a BIM platform.
Ayman M. I. Raouf & Sami G. Al-Ghamdi (2019) Building information modelling and green buildings: challenges and opportunities, Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 15:1, 1-28, DOI: 10.1080/17452007.2018.1502655