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BIM Ecosystem Research: What, Why and How? Framing the Directions for a Holistic View of BIM

Abstract : This paper presents theoretical arguments for BIM ecosystem research, based on concepts of coevolution and emergence in a complex network of constituent elements: products, processes, people, technology and policies. Broader trends such as Internet of Things, data analytics, and digital manufacturing are increasingly becoming integral to BIM systems. Consequently BIM research is evolving along multiple pathways. Therefore, there is need for methodologies and approaches to analyze BIM ecosystem. Three types of ecosystem analyses are proposed: (1) BIM-Ecosystem Retrospective Analysis (BIM-ERA), to understand the ecosystem’s constituents and their dependencies, based on facts and history, (2) BIM-Ecosystem Feasibility analysis (BIM-EFA), to be able to use the knowledge of the constituents and their dependencies to assess whether an intended intervention in a given ecosystem is feasible or not, and (3) BIM-Ecosystem Impact Analysis (BIM-EIA), to be able to conduct what-if studies to assess the potential short-term and long-term impact of a potential action.
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Vishal Singh. BIM Ecosystem Research: What, Why and How? Framing the Directions for a Holistic View of BIM. 13th IFIP International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Jul 2016, Columbia, SC, United States. pp.433-442, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-54660-5_39⟩. ⟨hal-01699731⟩



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