Impact on team performance of interaction with BIM

Rodrigo F. Herrera, Felipe Muñoz La Rivera, Juan C. Vielma, Edison Atencio

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Building information modelling (BIM) is a methodology that is increasingly gaining strength in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. Building information modelling is focused on the effective collaborationand interaction of teams. It is for this reason that many classrooms around the world have decided to teach BIMto engineering and architecture students, where team-based learning and project-based learning are the main teaching methods. However, although students may work in teams, it is unknown how this interaction impacts on performance. The objective of this work was to understand how interaction impacts the performance of teams adopting BIM. A case study was carried out with 25 students in their final year of civil engineering and taking a Virtual Design and Constructioncourse. The students were organised into six groups, who then developed a project over 12 weeks. It was concludedthat there is a strong correlation between the interaction of the teams and their performance, which was shown bythe evaluation scores and the variability of the scores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-265
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2019


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