An analysis of the integration of Lean construction principles in the BIM coordination process

  • Nguyen Manh Tuan Faculty of Information Technology, National University of Civil Engineering, 55 Giai Phong road, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi, Vietnam


The concepts of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Lean construction are increasingly popular and used for the purpose of improving the efficiency of construction projects. The Lean construction approach helps optimize the system, thereby minimizing the waste and increase the maximum amount of value for clients. This is in line with the effectiveness of BIM for the purpose of analyzing, evaluating, and managing projects based on the virtual information model before, during and after construction. The combination of BIM and Lean construction will certainly be the trend of the construction industry in the near future. This paper aims to analyze the integration of Lean construction principles in the BIM coordination process through a specific case study. The project management unit is responsible for managing and evaluating BIM models from consultants and contractors and serves as the project's BIM coordinator.

Keywords: building information modeling; BIM coordination process; Lean construction; Lean principles.

Received 20 November 2018, Revised 30 December 2018, Accepted 25 January 2019


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Tuan, N. “An Analysis of the Integration of Lean Construction Principles in the BIM Coordination Process”. Journal of Science and Technology in Civil Engineering (STCE) - NUCE, Vol. 13, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 109-16, doi:10.31814/stce.nuce2019-13(1)-11.
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