Building Information Modelling (BIM)-supported cooperative design in sustainable renovation projects: Benefits and limitations

Danilo Di Mascio, Xiangyu Wang

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Abstract

This paper presents and demonstrates the main benefits and limitations of the BIM technology in sustainable renovation projects. The built environment is acknowledged as a value both as material and cultural resource to be preserved. The set of buildings that constitutes the built environment represents a valuable deposit of meanings and knowledge. A proper conservation of the built environment is expressed by a sustainable use of materials and territories/lands that have to be preserved for the future generations. Furthermore, undertaking a sustainable way to renovate the buildings means to improve the quality of life and health of people/inhabitants. There are many differences between the design of new buildings from scratch and the renovation of existing buildings. In the latter case, the designer has to tackle the difficulties that arise from the real buildings, represented by a set of constraints (i.e.: walls, beams, spaces, etc.). Digital tools, and in particular Building Information Modeling (BIM), make manageable and improve the design, organization and construction of renovation projects. The benefits using BIM during cooperative design for sustainable renovation projects affect the three dimensions of sustainability (environmental, economical and social) but there are also limitations that delay its diffusion in this field within the AEC sector.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering. 10th International Conference, CDVE 2013
Subtitle of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8091.
EditorsYuhua Luo
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages205-212
Number of pages8
Volume8091
ISBN (Electronic)9783642408403
ISBN (Print)9783642408397
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering - Alcudia, Spain
Duration: 22 Sep 201325 Sep 2013
Conference number: 10
https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783642408397

Publication series

Name
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering
Abbreviated titleCDVE 2013
CountrySpain
CityAlcudia
Period22/09/1325/09/13
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    Di Mascio, D., & Wang, X. (2013). Building Information Modelling (BIM)-supported cooperative design in sustainable renovation projects: Benefits and limitations. In Y. Luo (Ed.), Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering. 10th International Conference, CDVE 2013: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8091. (Vol. 8091, pp. 205-212). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40840-3_30