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Case Study : BIM for Planning, Simulating, and Implementing Complex Site Logistics
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  • Journal title : Journal of KIBIM
  • Volume 5, Issue 4,  2015, pp.47-52
  • Publisher : Korean Institute of Building Information Modeling
  • DOI : 10.13161/kibim.2015.5.4.047
 Title & Authors
Case Study : BIM for Planning, Simulating, and Implementing Complex Site Logistics
Kim, JongHoon; Cohen, Fernando Castillo;
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This paper presents a case study using Building Information Modeling (BIM) for planning, simulating, and implementing complex site logistics in a headquarter office building construction project in Silver Spring, MD. As part of the project a prefabricated 92ft structural tube steel pedestrian connector bridge was installed between two adjacent buildings in the city of Silver Spring, MD. There were multiple significant challenges to deliver, offload, prepare, and install the connector bridge safely, on time, and with the minimum disturbances to the neighbors. BIM was of the foremost importance to visualize, simulate, analyze, improve, and communicate the site logistics plan from delivery to installation of the connector bridge. As a result of the effort, GC of the project was able to prepare a highly detailed plan, communicate it effectively to all stakeholders, and flawlessly execute the work as planned. This case study would provide a useful reference for contractors who are seeking a better planning method that enables generation of more accurate, implementable, optimized plans for complex site logistics.
BIM;Site Logistics Planning;4D;Collaboration;Integration;
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