Operational Knowledge for BIM Adoption and Implementation for Lean Efficiency Gains
Authors: Yusuf Arayıcı, Paul Coates
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BIM adoption entails substantial challenges such as the operational skills and knowledge for the users and it is required to understand the commands, protocols and standards of the en-vironment in which they operate. Furthermore, different building types and applications or purpose of use of a BIM model add another layer of complexity in understanding the re-quired protocols and standards. Thus, the acquisition of this operational knowledge and skills is fundamental impediment that restricts the adoption of BIM if it is not rigorously considered. Effective development of the aforementioned skills and knowledge to exploit the new BIM technologies for lean practices is not trivial problem. On the contrary, it re-quires conceptual and process knowledge to conform and create organisational, inter-organisational quality and requirements, which are likely to be a mixture of both organisa-tion and project driven needs.
In this paper, the learning experience derived from a KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) project of BIM adoption and Implementation between the University of Salford and John McCall Architects (JMA) in Liverpool, UK is reviewed and discussed. During the project, many of the challenges of training members of staff to use newly introduced BIM tools were addressed. How members of staff were educated in the use of BIM is considered and evaluated within this paper.