Project Description

By Muhammad Tariq Shafiq, Jane Matthews, Prof. Steve Lockley (2012)
The application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) has demonstrated enormous potential to deliver consistency in the construction collaboration process. This paper presents a review of existing collaboration platforms, with a particular focus to evaluate the research and development efforts on model servers as a collaboration platform. This paper also reports on the findings of three focus group sessions with industry practitioners to identify any problems in the available collaboration systems. The paper identifies a number of issues in current collaboration environments which help to understand the main domains of user requirements for BIM collaboration. These requirement domains will be further analysed to identify functional and technical specifications for a model server enabled collaboration platform. International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling, 1(4), 8-17, October-December 2012