Date

6-2016

Degree Name

BS in Construction Management

Department

Construction Management Department

Advisor(s)

Troy Hart, Philip Barlow

Abstract

In recent years, Building Information Modeling has taken the construction industry by storm and revolutionized the construction process entirely. It allows for trades to coordinate more efficiently and effectively, while providing a hands-on, 3D overview of a structure being built. Certain characteristics are more easily adoptable by existing companies than others, but there are vast "fallacies of hype" in the concept. This study will examine the effects as BIM, positive and negative, and its current usage in industry. In addition it will identify the gap developing between students exiting the university setting that has a strong emphasis on technological integration, and the actual implementation of technology associated with field activities from a superintendent stand-point and a superintendent’s proficiency with the software.

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