Challenging the inflexibility of the flexible digital model

ARC Discovery ( with Queensland University of Technology)

Challenging the inflexibility of the flexible digital model
2009 – 2011

Chief investigators: Mark Burry, John Frazer, Jane Burry, APAI PhD scholarships: Daniel Davis, Alexander Pena de Leon

Shared digital Building Information Models that link diverse heterogeneous information are beginning to show promising results in reducing the enormous fiscal and environmental cost of clashes, errors and rework caused by design and communication errors in construction. Model flexibility is a crucial factor in enacting the best design decisions at every stage while maintaining current shared information. But there are, as yet, no examples of comprehensive flexible building information modelling in Australia. This research builds on an Australian concentration of world class expertise to create new knowledge to overcome the obstacles. It will directly benefit the quality and cost of the Australian built environment.

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