Sustainability and building information modelling: Integration, research gaps, and future directions

Akbari, Saeed and Sheikhkhoshkar, Moslem and Pour Rahimian, Farzad and El Haouzi, Hind Bril and Najafi, Mina and Talebi, Saeed (2024) Sustainability and building information modelling: Integration, research gaps, and future directions. Automation in Construction, 163. p. 105420. ISSN 0926-5805

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Scientific contributions to BIM-sustainability integration have gained momentum in recent years due to the influential role of BIM as a well-accepted approach for sustainable construction practices. In this regard, some systematic reviews and informatic analysis papers have addressed this topic. Although these papers have provided useful insights, we go deeper into the body of knowledge through a critical lens. In addition, in this paper, keyword combination is broadened as opposed to other reviews, and critical insight is applied to synergies between BIM and sustainability through gap-spotting. For this purpose, 98 journal articles are selected and grouped into four major categories, namely: (i) BIM-based Life-Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA); (ii) BIM for green buildings; (iii) BIM-aided construction waste management; (iv) state-of-the-art topics. The work's novelty lies in giving a holistic understanding of previously dismissed issues and a critical area review. Finally, the research gaps and future opportunities are discussed and tabulated.

Item Type: Article
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9 April 2024Accepted
17 April 2024Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: BIM, Building information modelling, Sustainable development, Sustainability, Green building
Subjects: CAH10 - engineering and technology > CAH10-01 - engineering > CAH10-01-01 - engineering (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Dept. of Built Environment
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2024 14:11
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2024 14:11

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