Using BIM-Based sheets as a visual management tool for on-site instructions: A case study

Gabriela Matta, Rodrigo F. Herrera, Cristóbal Baladrón, Zulay Giménez, Luis F. Alarcón

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Abstract

In recent decades, design and construction have had to specialize, which has gradually fragmented the industry. This scenario is relevant in hospital projects, where a large number of specialties interact, especially when the operation of the center must be guaranteed. For this reason, it is essential to reduce the communication time between workers and decision-makers to respond quickly to unexpected problems. The purpose of this article is to describe the use of Visual Management using Building Information Modeling (BIM) to deliver task instructions in the field. A case study of a Chilean healthcare center is described, whereby through the active participation of the consulting team, the use of BIM-based sheets as visual instructions was gradually implemented, taking as input the BIM product and process models. The most relevant results were the fulfillment of the initially estimated deadlines without the delays that historically occurred in these types of projects and the reduction of response times for requests for information. It can be concluded that the use of these BIM-based sheets directly addresses the root causes of information management problems in construction and that it is essential to use technology within a Lean collaborative methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIGLC 2018 - Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Subtitle of host publicationEvolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers
EditorsVicente A. Gonzalez
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages144-154
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9789380689296
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers, IGLC 2018 - Chennai, India
Duration: 16 Jul 201822 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameIGLC 2018 - Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers
Volume1

Conference

Conference26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers, IGLC 2018
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityChennai
Period16/07/1822/07/18

Keywords

  • BIM
  • Healthcare
  • Lean
  • On-site instructions
  • Visual Management

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