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dc.contributor.authorLai, Francis
dc.contributor.authorHalvitigala, Dulani
dc.contributor.authorBoon, John
dc.contributor.authorBirchmore, Roger
dc.description.abstractThe complexity of a modern construction project, especially in a fast track environment, necessities the use of Building Information Management (BIM) system to manage such a project to provide the necessary probable cost outcomes of alternative designs ahead of actual construction times. The visualization of such alternative designs through ‘prototyping’ design solutions has the definite advantage of identifying coordination and other construction issues, minimizing delays in construction downtimes and avoiding the cost of reworks. As a communications tool, BIM technology, through modelling techniques such as Ecotect developed by Autodesk’s Revit, can additionally be used to assess impacts of alternative energy saving designs on the life cycle of a building. This paper explores the use of Ecotect in the sustainable design analysis of alternative energy saving designs of a simple residential building. It serves to graphically illustrate the successive steps of the building through its economic life, illustrating the effects of a design decision to the building. It aims at uncovering the feasibility and/or the desirability of using BIM 4D Modelling Technology for life cycle costing in construction projects generally and in residential housing projects in particular.en_NZ
dc.publisherPacific Rim Real Estate Societyen_NZ
dc.subjectbuilding information modelling (BIM)en_NZ
dc.subject4D modellingen_NZ
dc.subjectLife cycle costing analysisen_NZ
dc.titleHow can BIM technology assist in optimising the life cycle cost of a building?en_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderFrancis Lai, Dulani Halvitigala, John Boon and Roger Birchmoreen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden090502 Construction Engineeringen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationLai, F., Halvitigala, D., Boon, J., & Birchmore, R. (2010). How can BIM technology assist in optimising the life cycle cost of a building? In Proceedings of the 16th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference. Available from
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings of the 16th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.title16th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgPacific Rim Real Estate Societyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaConstruction + Engineering

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