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Programming And Conceptual Design Using Building Information Modeling, Mary-Alice Avila Jan 2009

Programming And Conceptual Design Using Building Information Modeling, Mary-Alice Avila

Master's Theses and Project Reports

This thesis explores the benefits of using Building Information Modeling (BIM) during the programming and conceptual design phase of a project. The research was based on a case study undertaken dealing with the decisions and assumptions made during the design phases of the Center for Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The project team used a traditional approach to project plan development. The finding of this study was that the project process would have greatly benefited utilizing BIM tools and a collaborative team approach in the programming and conceptual design phase. Because decisions made early in the project have ...