Sustainable renovation of heritage buildings through IPDish and BIM: a case Study

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    Brahmi, Bani Feriel
    Boudemagh, Souad Sassi
    Kitouni, Ilham
    Kamari, Aliakbar
    2020 Conference Papers
    Conference Papers
    Digital Architecture, BIM & City Information Modelling (CIM)


Renovation of heritage buildings plays an important role in enhancing the built environment on integrating sustainable development aspects, considering both environmental, economic, cultural, and social contexts. A central, fundamental challenge within this field is handling enormous complexity through the adaptation of more sophisticated technologies and project management models to improve the quality of renovation projects and increase their sustainability and final performance. In the light of this, this research paper aims to review and summarize a successful example of implementing Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) strategies and tools, supported by Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies for the renovation of a heritage building, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Art Museum, located in Washington, USA. The project goals, in particular, are set to reducing waste as well as energy consumption of the building, and the IPD philosophy (IPDish) and BIM are used to enable the collaboration and optimize efficiency in all project phases. The research study in this paper adopts a qualitative approach through an analysis of the relevant literature as well as data collection from the case study. As such, it explores the potential advantages of the IPDish+BIM application to managing the renovation project and to enhancing its sustainability aspects.

Keywords: Integrated Project Delivery (IPD); Building Information Modelling (BIM); Heritage Building; Sustainable Renovation.


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