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Use of Building Information Modelling Tools for Structural Health Monitoring

Ede, A. N. and Olofinnade, O. M. and Sodipo, J. O. (2017) Use of Building Information Modelling Tools for Structural Health Monitoring. In: International Conference on Computing, Networking and Informatics.

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The study of Information and Communication Technology applications in construction industry have developed greatly for computer programming and management strategies. As a response to the increasing challenges of construction projects, extensive researches have brought about numerous ICT tools such as Building Information Modelling tools, Lean Construction and Lean Design tools, and Integrated Project Delivery management tools to succour the construction industry. Building Information Modelling in particular is acknowledged in the industrial and academic circles as the new Computer Aided Design paradigm and hence, repositions it as the preferred approach to managing design, construction, maintenance and documentation of building projects. But the use of Building Information Modelling tools for structural health monitoring have not been adequately explored. This study employs Building Information Modelling as a tool for diagnosing and correcting structural design flaws in a building under construction. The design flaws in a complex staircase was identified while more realistic options of the design were quickly created and articulated for a safer outcome of the project. The results obtained highlights the benefits of Building Information Modelling applications such as enhanced safety, improved cost, time savings, quality improvements and better project management and execution.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Dr Oluwarotimi Michael Olofinnade
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 07:34
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2018 07:34

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