BIM Use and Implementation for Sustainable Building:
Mapping Opportunities for SMEs

work package 1

Part 1: Mapping opportunities of BIM technology, process and policy in building projects with SME participation

The work package includes six main tasks:

  1. Identify BIM related process and policy aspects and their relations to each other in Finland, Norway and Sweden.
  2. Study the perception of representatives of local authorities in Finland (Oulu), Norway (Narvik) and Sweden (Umeå) towards BIM and related processes.
  3. Study the current use and implementation of BIM in SME building industry in northern Finland, Sweden and Norway, respectively.
  4. Study the current use and implementation of BIM in real estate holding and maintenance enterprises in northern Finland, Sweden and Norway, respectively.
  5. Apprehend the current use and implementation of BIM in architecture and design in northern Finland, Sweden and Norway, respectively.
  6. The information collected in tasks 1.-5. is used to synthesize a State-of-the-Art document.

The work package will contribute to an increased knowledge of BIM technology and process use and its implementation in the studied regions. Local authorities hold a key role in societal and business development, including local-industry growth in the green sector and the supporting of SMEs to be competitive. 

 

Part 2: Assessing BIM opportunities for sustainable building from a multiple stakeholder perspective

The work package includes five main tasks:

  1. Identify multiple and potentially conflicting stakeholder intentions and interpretations of BIM use and implementation mapped in task 3.
  2. Apprehend sustainable building as understood by representatives of local authorities in respectively Finland (Oulu), Norway (Narvik) and/or Sweden (Umeå), and subsequent operationalization and management (i.e. current practise in respective authority).
  3. Discuss and review BIM opportunities to facilitate for sustainable building from a three-country local authority perspective.
  4. Review outcomes of cross-analysis of BIM opportunities to facilitate for sustainable building in dialogue with local authorities, SME building companies, real estate holding and maintenance enterprises.
  5. Synthesis: Multiple-stakeholder review of BIM opportunities.

The work package will contribute to an increased understanding of opportunities for a shared BIM-practice to facilitate for sustainable building. It also clarifies Stakeholders’ multiple and potentially conflicting intentions and interpretations of BIM use and implementation to facilitate for sustainable building.