A BIM-Based Conceptual Model to Manage Knowledge in Construction Design

Al Sehrawy Ahmed, Amoudi Omar
2020 Proceedings of the Creative Construction e-Conference 2020   unpublished
Managing knowledge had always captured the attention of researchers, since Plato's epistemology till now, where it is seen today as the most valuable asset of any organisation, and in a rapidly growing world as ours, the key to success is not perceived anymore as money, but mainly as knowledge. Construction is not different, where knowledge plays a vital role in its projects success, construction design phase in particular is one of the highest activities in terms of knowledge generation,
more » ... e generation, however, designers still have got no clear process to manage knowledge efficiently. On the other hand, BIM or Building Information Modeling; a revolutionary framework that invaded construction market through the last decade, has a fundamental effect over the whole industry and over the way of how things are done, therefore, among the hundreds of applications and benefits of BIM, knowledge management could be one of them. This Paper attempts to fill that gap, by suggesting the use of BIM as a powerful tool to manage knowledge efficiently within the construction design activities to help in finally overcoming all limitations of the previous traditional knowledge management models, this is done through proposing a conceptual model that adds knowledge as an extra dimension to BIM, and which can capture knowledge generated during projects, assign it to the corresponding model building components, using the BIM parametric option, where it can be shared and easily recovered later when needed. New definitions are introduced through this paper and an illustrative hypothetical case study is conducted by the end of the study, to validate the proposed framework and demonstrate its effectiveness, benefits and expected limitations.
doi:10.3311/ccc2020-068 fatcat:wbo7qwq655hwpeusjxb27dunma