Construction decision-makings model integrated with building information modeling, operations simulation and ontology

Shao Wei Weng, Han Hsiang Wang*, Wei-Chih Wang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an innovative technology for managing and using construction information, and it has been widely used for construction decision-makings in recent years. Construction decision-makings have to consider both duration and cost perspectives for a project. However, existing relevant BIM-based studies seldom took into account the two perspectives simultaneously, thus making decision-makings inappropriate. Therefore, this study proposes a model to address the limitation and to facilitate evaluating both the duration and cost of construction projects and determining a construction plan which is most suitable for the needs of engineers and planners. The proposed model is based on BIM, computer simulation, and ontology: BIM provides quantity information, computer simulation estimates project duration, and ontology acts as a unit price analysis knowledge base for retrieving the unit prices of the work items in a construction plan and evaluating project cost. The results show that the proposed model can effectively assist decision-making in selecting construction plans, and generate necessary information for construction management and control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-254
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Building information modeling (bim)
  • Construction simulation (stroboscope)
  • Ontology
  • Scheduling and cost evaluate

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