The contribution of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to Green Building Design and Assessment in Abu Dhabi "ESTIDAMA"

Skaik, Samer and Khalel, Ali 2013, The contribution of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to Green Building Design and Assessment in Abu Dhabi "ESTIDAMA", in SB 2013 : Advancing the green agenda - technology, practices and policies : Proceedings of the 2013 Sustainable Buildings Conference, Sustainable Buildings, [Dubai, United Arab Emirates], pp. 1-11.

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Title The contribution of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to Green Building Design and Assessment in Abu Dhabi "ESTIDAMA"
Author(s) Skaik, SamerORCID iD for Skaik, Samer orcid.org/0000-0003-1047-3058
Khalel, Ali
Conference name Sustainable Buildings. Conference (2013 : Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Conference location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Conference dates 8-10 Dec. 2013
Title of proceedings SB 2013 : Advancing the green agenda - technology, practices and policies : Proceedings of the 2013 Sustainable Buildings Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2013
Conference series Sustainable Buildings Conference
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher Sustainable Buildings
Place of publication [Dubai, United Arab Emirates]
Keyword(s) Sustainability Assessment
Green Building
Building Information Modelling
Estidama
Process Automation
Summary Estidama is a mandatory Green Building code in Abu Dhabi by which the compliance of building design is being assessed. This paper examines the current design and assessment approaches for Green Buildings to identify the reasons that lead to delay defects and it investigates a new approach for improvement. The available literature provides a realistic understanding to the problems and shows the road to some potential solutions. The identified problems were mainly attributed to the manual assessment with too much human interference. The piled documents with limited resources left the assessment system too slow to handle the whole projects within the greater Abu Dhabi engendering high risk of the commitment to review mistakes. Therefore, this paper investigates the potentiality of automating several stages via the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) into the assessment process. Different experienced participants from all aspects within the construction industry were interviewed to contribute to the research. Also, a close question questionnaire was distributed to examine the current practice in Abu Dhabi to compare it with the initial findings. The findings point out significant requirements to adopt BIM in the assessment process, such as the availability of proper contracts form to shape the relationship between BIM parties and the readiness of the current system. Hence, the authors suggest a new model that integrates BIM capabilities within the system to accelerate the process and reduce human involvement.
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30065700

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