A Cognitive Review for Improving the Collaboration Between BIM and Lean Experts

Soudabeh Davoudabadi, Barbara Pedo, Algan Tezel, Lauri Koskela

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Abstract

Collaboration between Lean Construction and BIM teams is a key factor in exploiting the synergies between Lean and BIM. Although various studies have underlined the importance of team cognition and Team Mental Models (TMM) in the success or failure of collaboration amongst teams, those concepts have not been sufficiently explored from a Lean/BIM perspective. Therefore, this study attempts to introduce the concept of TMM to the Lean-BIM domain by conducting a cognitive review of the Lean-BIM joint implementation at an engineering design firm in the UK with the principal aim of developing a set of suggestions to improve the collaboration between BIM and Lean experts. To collect data, this study used a mixed research approach including secondary research, a case study and semi-structured interviews. Data analysis was conducted through Thematic Analysis to find the main barriers hindering an effective Lean-BIM joint implementation. Findings also suggest that improving the components of TMM can result in an improved Lean-BIM joint implementation. A set of recommendations for Lean and BIM teams’ collaboration is also given in the paper
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC30)
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages669-680
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Aug 2022
Event30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Edmonton, Canada
Duration: 25 Jul 202231 Jul 2022
Conference number: 30
https://iglc2022.com/

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
PublisherInternational Group for Lean Construction (IGLC)
ISSN (Print)2309-0979
ISSN (Electronic)2789-0015

Conference

Conference30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC 2022
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityEdmonton
Period25/07/2231/07/22
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