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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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The Effect Of Building Information Modeling (BIM) On Construction Claims

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Ahmed N. El Hawary, Ayman H. Nassar



Building Information Modeling, BIM, Construction Claims, Construction Projects



The complexity of construction projects is increasing by time all over the world. The higher the level of complexity in a construction project, the higher possibility problems may occur, which may have different negative effects on the project’s time, cost, and quality. These problems could result into construction claims being made by one of the project’s parties. Today, claims are a very common occurring issue in construction projects than any other previous time, and they are considered to be the most disruptive event of any project. Thus there has been always a great demand for finding new methods and techniques to minimize and prevent construction claims. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a relative new technology that is widely getting accepted in the construction sector, which has been having a very important role on improving different areas of construction management in which claims are a part of. This paper researches the effect of utilizing Building Information Modeling technology in construction projects on reducing or avoiding the different causes of construction claims through a questionnaire survey that was developed. The developed survey also investigated the occurrence frequency of different claim causes, and there level of contribution in creating construction claims. The effect of BIM on reducing claims was also assessed considering the project’s complexity level. The obtained results showed that using BIM technology in construction projects will have a very high effect on reducing certain construction claims causes, especially in large complicated projects. Thus decreasing the number of the construction claims occurring. However, it was also shown that some construction claims causes will not be reduced or prevented as a benefit of utilizing BIM technology in construction projects. All results of the questionnaire were validated through case study of two mega projects.



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