International Journal of Construction Education and Research Focuses on BIM

Special journal issue examines research on BIM in education, how BIM is taught now, potential for using BIM in education and training construction managers and civil engineers, and legal issues involved with using BIM

Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group, is pleased to announce a special issue of International Journal of Construction Education and Research focusing on Building Information Modeling in architecture, engineering and construction education.

Building Information Modeling, or BIM, is not just a technological advance but a new set of processes which enable interoperability between planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance personnel.  BIM provides a model of a building in 3-D space, accounting for cost and change over the lifetime of the facility from design to demolition, and includes a digital database of project information which can be accessed by any of these teams. BIM can be applied as a response to increased project complexity, new requirements for sustainable design such as LEED, and increased demand from project owners and users, leading to reduced time and cost for design and construction, reduced life cycle costs and utilization of smart building technologies.

The papers in this special issue delve into research on BIM in education, examining how BIM is being taught at present, illustrating the potential for utilizing BIM in education and training of construction managers and civil engineers, and examining legal issues through interviews with architects, contractors and owners whose companies have utilized BIM.

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The International Journal of Construction Education and Research is a respected international refereed journal that publishes original works that address cutting edge issues related to construction around the globe. The Journal supports the mission of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC), a professional association comprised of about 100 universities and colleges. The ASC encourages the sharing of ideas and knowledge and promotes excellence in curricula, teaching, research and service relating to the construction industry.

The Journal recognizes scholarly work in the areas of construction education and construction research by preserving and disseminating research (both quantitative and qualitative) and other original manuscripts that contribute to the understanding of issues and topics associated with construction education and the construction industry. While research manuscripts are encouraged, another aim of the Journal is to embrace those manuscripts that may be outside of traditional research formats. Problem statements, literature reviews, methodologies and analyses, resulting in some unique position, insight, or contribution are required of all submissions.