BIM-based deconstruction tool: Towards essential functionalities

Akinade, Olugbenga O. and Oyedele, Lukumon O. and Omoteso, Kamil and Ajayi, Saheed O. and Bilal, Muhammad and Owolabi, Hakeem A. and Alaka, Hafiz A. and Ayris, Lara and Henry Looney, John (2017) BIM-based deconstruction tool: Towards essential functionalities. International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, 6 (1). pp. 260-271. ISSN 2212-6090

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This study discusses the future directions of effective Design for Deconstruction (DfD) using BIM-based approach to design coordination.
After a review of extant literatures on existing DfD practices and tools, it became evident that none of the tools is BIM compliant and that BIM implementation has been ignored for end-of-life activities. To understand how BIM could be employed for DfD and to identify essential functionalities for a BIM-based deconstruction tool, Focus Group Interviews (FGIs) were conducted with professionals who have utilised BIM on their projects. The interview transcripts of the FGIs were analysed using descriptive interpretive analysis to identify common themes based on the experiences of the participants. The themes highlight functionalities of BIM in driving effective
DfD process, which include improved collaboration among stakeholders, visualisation of deconstruction process, identification of recoverable
materials, deconstruction plan development, performance analysis and simulation of end-of-life alternatives, improved building
lifecycle management, and interoperability with existing BIM software. The results provide the needed technological support for developing tools for BIM compliant DfD tools.

Item Type: Article
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29 January 2017Published Online
20 January 2017Accepted
Subjects: CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-02 - building
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Dept. of Built Environment
Depositing User: Oana-Andreea Dumitrascu
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 06:39
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 12:15

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