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On the potential of integrating building information modelling (BIM) for the additive manufacturing (AM) of concrete structures

On the potential of integrating building information modelling (BIM) for the additive manufacturing (AM) of concrete structures

Category
Academic article
Abstract
Additive Manufacturing (AM) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) are emerging trends for which it has been claimed that both increase both efficiency and productivity in the construction industry. The aim of this study is to synthesise and aggregate the literature addressing BIM integration in the AM of concrete structures and to exploit the joint value creation potential.
This study firstly applies a mixed-review method in order to achieve mutual corroboration and interdependency between quantitative and qualitative research approaches. Bibliometric mapping is applied to identify, map and synthesise the relevant literature. Scoping review is used to examine the extent, gap, range and nature of the research activity. Afterward, a cross-situational analysis, TOWS2 Matrix, is proposed and applied to exploit the joint value creation potential of different aspects of AM and BIM.
The study reveals a substantial interest in this field. However, progress in terms of integration is slow compared to the rapid development in interest in the two trends individually. The literature discusses or conceptualises such integration at building-scale, while prototyping or PoC processes are only rarely employed. The study identified 12 joint value creation potentials through the integration of BIM in AM for concrete structures, which can create value by enabling more optimised designs, automated construction processes, and data analytics that can apply throughout the building life-cycle process.
The advancements of BIM integration in the AM of concrete structures are analysed and joint value creation potentials are proposed. The study proposes a cross-situation analysis that can be applied to structure joint value creation potentials from the multi-dimensional integration of different factors and topics, especially for emerging technologies.
Client
  • EC/H2020 / 723611
Language
English
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Community / Architecture, Materials and Structures