BIM uses for reversible building design

Marc Casper van den Berg, Elma Durmisevic

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The construction industry urgently needs new approaches to design buildings that can be incorporated in the circular economy. Buildings are still predominantly conceived as static structures with one end-of-life option, demolition, which typically results in excessive amounts of waste. To cut waste, buildings need to be designed as reversible structures that enable transformations, disassembly and reuse of building elements. This may be complex in practice due to the significant information processing capabilities it requires, but previous research has suggested that Building Information Modeling (BIM) could be valuable in the additional gathering, interpreting and synthesizing of information needed. This paper aims to explore how BIM can support reversible building design through an in-depth case-study of the reversible building design practices of a Dutch system builder. Eight BIM uses were systematically identified, classified and elaborated on according to the extent they can support reversible building design. It is concluded that three ‘key’ BIM uses can fully support reversible building design (design authoring, 3D coordination and drawing production), two ‘viable’ BIM uses partially (quantity take-off and design review) and three ‘negligible’ BIM uses deficiently (phase planning, code validation and engineering analyses). The insights and recommendations derived from this paper hopefully assist in selecting BIM uses to design and study tomorrow’s reversible buildings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVital cities and reversible buildings
Subtitle of host publicationconference proceedings
EditorsElma Durmisevic
Place of PublicationMostar
PublisherSarajevo Green Design Foundation
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-90-821-6983-6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017
Event3rd International Green Design Conference 2017: Vital Cities and reversible Buildings for circular economy - Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 4 Oct 20177 Oct 2017
Conference number: 3
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Conference3rd International Green Design Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleGDC 2017
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
CityMostar
Period4/10/177/10/17
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van den Berg, M. C., & Durmisevic, E. (2017). BIM uses for reversible building design. In E. Durmisevic (Ed.), Vital cities and reversible buildings: conference proceedings Mostar: Sarajevo Green Design Foundation.
van den Berg, Marc Casper ; Durmisevic, Elma . / BIM uses for reversible building design. Vital cities and reversible buildings: conference proceedings. editor / Elma Durmisevic. Mostar : Sarajevo Green Design Foundation, 2017.
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van den Berg, MC & Durmisevic, E 2017, BIM uses for reversible building design. in E Durmisevic (ed.), Vital cities and reversible buildings: conference proceedings. Sarajevo Green Design Foundation, Mostar, 3rd International Green Design Conference 2017, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 4/10/17.

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Vital cities and reversible buildings: conference proceedings. ed. / Elma Durmisevic. Mostar : Sarajevo Green Design Foundation, 2017.

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van den Berg MC, Durmisevic E. BIM uses for reversible building design. In Durmisevic E, editor, Vital cities and reversible buildings: conference proceedings. Mostar: Sarajevo Green Design Foundation. 2017