Integrating BIM with building performance analysis in project life-cycle

Ruoyu Jin, Botao Zhong, Ling Ma, Arman Hashemi, Lieyun Ding

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Abstract

Adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Building Performance Analysis (BPA) is becoming an emerging research area in the application of information technology in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. To investigate the current state of research in the adoption of BIM in BPA, this study performed a holistic review consisting of a bibliometric analysis of existing literature, content analysis of selected studies, as well as follow-up qualitative discussion in BIM integration with BPA. The bibliometric analysis identified 60 relevant studies; the content analysis of these studies revealed the research focuses of BIM-enabled BPA, including interoperability, semantics, and sustainability rating systems; the qualitative discussion further highlighted the learning process throughout project delivery stages and addressed the potential gap between ‘as-designed’ building performance and ‘as-built’ performance. Overall, this study contributes to existing research by identifying key input attributes and workflow in BPA, reviewing the state-of-the-art research on BIM integration with BPA, and investigating the major research areas, namely, interoperability issues in BIM-enabled BPA within the context of life-cycle BPA.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102861
JournalAutomation in Construction
Volume106
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Building information modelling
  • Building performance analysis
  • Energy performance
  • Interoperability
  • Level of details

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