6th International Workshop


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Monday 8 January

9.00 - 9.45am

Registration and coffee/tea

9.45 – 9 :50am

Daniel Forgues,Patricia Tzortzopoulos


Chair: Daniel Forgues

9.50 - 10.30am


Robert M. Leicht, Penn State

Exploring the capacity for Innovation in construction – A case study of IPD

10.30 - 10.50am

Lauri Koskela

What is the influence of the Japanese culture on the Toyota Production System and its derivatives?

10.50 - 11.10am

Clarissa Biotto

Mike Kagioglou

Lauri Koskela

Patricia Tzortzopolous

Integration of design and construction through location-based planning tools in overlapped projects

11.10 - 11.20am



11.20 - 11.30am


11.30am - 11.50 pm

Gulnaz Aksenovaa

Arto Kiviniemia

Tuba Kocaturka

An Empirical Study Investigating a Business Ecosystem Strategy for Value Co-Creation with BIM in AECO industry

Chair: Patricia Tzortzopolous

11.50 - 12.10pm

Dave Moore

Mani Poshdar

James Rotimi

Jas Qadir

Ali Ghaffarianhoseini

Working with BIM: are we really doing it, and who is counting?

12.10 - 12.20pm



12.20 - 1.10pm


1.10 - 1.30pm

Hannele Kerosuo

Tarja Mäki

Anssi. Koskenvesa

Implementation of new working methods through piloting in building projects

Chair: Robert M. Leicht

1.30 - 1 :50pm

Danilo Gomes

Patricia Tzortozopoulos

Dynamics of early project collaboration in construction projects

1 :50 - 2.00pm



2.00 - 2.40pm


David Philp,

2.40 - 2.50pm


2.50 - 3.10pm

Filippo Bosi

Maria Antonietta Esposito

Social BIMM: gothic underlying design ethic of the contemporary architect

Chair: Arto Kiviniemi

3.10 - 3.30pm

Conrad Boton

Daniel Forgues

A systemic approach for BIM-based collaboration study in Construction

3.30 - 3.50pm

Sami Paavola

Virtual materiality provided by BIM models in design collaboration

3.50 – 4.00pm



4.00 - 4.10pm


4.10 - 4.30pm

Técia M. P. Duarte

Mônica Santos Salgado

The challenge of collaboration in design management process and the possibilities offered by BIM platform 

Chair: Lauri Koskela

4.30 - 4.50pm

Elena Salvador García

Jorge L. García Valldecabres

María José Viñals Blasco

An approach to the communication potential of HBIM models in the public use of heritage

4.50 - 5.00pm






Tuesday 9 January

8.30 - 8.55am


8 :55 - 9.00am

Michail Kagioglou


Chair: Sajedeh Mollasalehi

9.05 - 9.45am


Jennifer White

From digital transformation to digital maturity: making sense of BIM-enabled practices

9.45 - 10.05am

Daniel Forgues

James Lapalme

Challenges in interventionist Research Methods. Is it possible to balance research intent with stakeholders’ expectations?

10.05 - 10.25am

Sajedeh Mollasalehi

Benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM) use to improve information flow; making the design process more Leaner

10.25 - 10.55am

Mírian Santos

Dayana B. Costa and and Emerson A. M. Ferreira

Integration between planning and control of building production and costs using building information modeling

10.55 – 11 :05am



11.05 - 11.15am


11 :15 - 11.35am

Cristina Toca Perez, Dayana Bastos Costa

Application of 4D BIM for Reducing Transportation Waste on Construction Sites

Chair: Jennifer Whyte

11.35 - 11.55am

Fernanda S. Bataglin

Daniela D. Viana

Carlos T. Formoso

Iamara R. Bulhões

Exploring Lean and BIM: Improving the Performance of Engineer-To-Order Concrete Prefabricated Systems

11.55 - 12.05am



12.10 - 1.00pm


1.00 - 1.20pm

Roseneia R. S. de Melo

Bruno L. de Brito

Dayana B. Costa

Emerson A. M. Ferreira

Analysis of the potential use of point cloud collected from UAS for BIM modeling and safety systems analysis

Chair: Carlos Formoso

1.20 - 1.40pm

João Soliman Junior

Carlos Torres Formoso

A Semantic Approach for Automated Rule Checking in Healthcare Facilities

1.40 – 1 :50pm



1 :50 – 2 :10pm

Henri-Jean GLESS

Damien Hanser

Gilles Halin

Micro Poker: example of an agile practice dedicated to architectural design

2 :10 – 2 :30pm

Ling Ma

Song Wu2,

Robert Dean

Christopher Heap

Robotic and Sensing Systems for Automated Visual Inspections of Infrastructures

2 :30 – 2.40pm



2.40 – 3:00pm



Professor Robert M. Leicht

Robert M. Leicht is an associate professor and graduate of the Department of Architectural Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, as well as the Director of the Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (PACE). Dr. Leicht delivers courses under the Construction Engineering and Management option within AE, and teaches courses dedicated to Mechanical and Electrical system construction, project delivery systems, and production management.

Dr. Leicht’s research explores the integrated design process within the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. Dr. Leicht uses organizational theory, information and process modeling, and communication theory to focus on the methods of assembling integrated teams and developing integrated processes, with the ultimate goal of delivering high performance buildings. In addition to these research thrusts, Dr. Leicht studies enabling an approaches, including human factors for teams, concurrent engineering, building information modeling, and interactive workspaces, in the context of supporting team communication, processes, and decision-making.

Exploring the capacity for Innovation in construction – A case study of IPD

Construction is often cited for challenges in adopting new innovations, slow diffusion of innovations through the industry, and significant barriers to adoption for firms. These boundaries that divide firms by area of expertise, timing of involvement, and alignment with project goals offer little incentive for seeking innovative solutions, or may even penalize firms that pursue innovative solutions. The rise of multiparty contractual agreements have enabled discussion regarding means of increasing collaboration, decreasing the negative effects associated with fragmentation, and ultimately increasing the potential for innovation in the delivery of construction projects. This presentation will introduce a case study that employed a multiparty Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contract as a platform for enabling team innovations. It will focus on a lessons learned workshop regarding the adoption of targeted activities associated with an integrated team. The presentation will discuss some of the challenges and dynamics encountered in pursuing innovation solutions and process. A framework of Innovative Capacity will be used to help understand the challenges encountered by the project team as well as the considerations for more widespread adoption of innovative techniques and processes.

David Philp

David is a well-known figure regarding the BIM deployment in the UK industry for his work being Head of the BIM task Group from 2011 to present. The content and details regarding his presentation will be confirmed shortly.

Professor Jennifer Whyte

Professor Jennifer Whyte has research interests in how things are coordinated and integrated in the delivery of buildings and infrastructure, particularly as there are differing rates of technological change and innovation across this production process. She has a particular focus on digital transformation (Building Information Modelling, etc.) and the use of systems approaches to design and delivery. Her research is published in high-impact journals including Organization Studies, Research Policy, Automation in Construction, International Journal of Project Management and Building Research and Information. She is the Laing O’Rourke / Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Systems Integration (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/j.whyte) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. The Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation (www.imperial.ac.uk/csei), which she leads, aims to bring systems engineering and innovation to the built environment, with themes on production systems, infrastructure interdependencies and lifecycle. She was on the steering group for the Institution of Civil Engineers 2017 State of the Nation on Digital Transformation and is co-curator of the World Economic Forum Transformation Map for Engineering and Construction.

From digital transformation to digital maturity: making sense of BIM-enabled practices

The design, operation and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure is being transformed through the use of digital data.  Using the examples of London mega-projects (Heathrow Terminal 5, London 2012 Olympics, Crossrail and Tideway) and work with infrastructure owners and operators, first I will argue that there is a need for innovation in major infrastructure clients and projects to visualize and understand complex product systems and support collaborative working. Second, I will illustrate how engineers and managers can make use of digital information to improve decision-making drawing on research examples in areas such as systems integration, configuration management, visualization, Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) and the hand-over of digital asset information from project delivery teams to long-term owners and operators. Third, I will draw particular attention to theory, explaining what I take from traditions of work in innovation and organization studies and identifying where there are contrasting theoretical implications in related work on systems engineering, project management and lean construction. Finally, I will propose new directions of research to support the growing digital maturity of the sector and deepen our understanding of BIM and digital transformation in the production of buildings and infrastructure.