Assessment of information maturity during design, operation and maintenance stages within BIM use environment

Year: 2013
Editor: Udo Lindemann, Srinivasan V, Yong Se Kim, Sang Won Lee, John Clarkson, Gaetano Cascini
Author: ZOU, Raymond Rui (1); TANG, Llewellyn C.M (2); GOH, Mey (3)
Series: ICED
Institution: 1: University of Reading, United Kingdom; 2: University of Nottingham Ningbo China; 3: Loughborough University
Page(s): 041-052
ISBN: 978-1-904670-49-0
ISSN: 2220-4334


In construction, there is a prevalence of application of BIM (Building Information Modelling) involving in the processes and activities to contribute to a better output of lean production within construction projects, but there is still little emphasis on its application during the operation and maintenance stages. This paper proposes to discuss how the use of BIM can capture in use knowledge through the provision of a new information capture and visualisation tools for design, operation and maintenance stages in construction. In order to investigate this, a review of numerous literatures spanning multi-sectors has been undertaken by authors. The paper addresses the issues of uses of knowledge during design, operation and maintenance stages, and BIM’s application at those stages and the limitations during its applications. Finally, this paper introduces the concept of information maturity and its form of visualization, through which its use can facilitate a better information management, regarding the generation, capture, use and retrieval of information, as well making optimized decision with provision of reliable, accurate information throughout design, operation and maintenance.

Keywords: Design, operation and maintenance, decision-making, information management, information maturity, BIM


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