A Categorization of BIM-Related Legal Issues

2020-11-14
As Building Information Modeling (BIM) brings effectiveness and better quality into the sector, it has broadened its usage worldwide throughout recent years. This expansion also motivates researchers to investigate potential problems that may occur while adapting and using BIM. Since it has modified the nature of the relationships between the parties differently than the traditional project delivery, legal issues such as Model Ownership and Intellectual Property, Contractual Relationship of Parties, Design Liability may become more critical. Hence, institutions and authorities have published protocols and standard forms of contracts to overcome such issues. However, lately, in the courts of the leading countries in BIM, like the UK and the USA, there are several BIM-related case law that are recording the encountered issues due to some perceived legal problems mentioned above. Therefore, in this paper, a categorization of potential legal issues is developed by investigating related publications. By categorizing potential BIM-related issues, this paper not only eases the way for examining related claims but also suggests conducting a case law examination with these categories to see how much of the legal issues mentioned in the literature are causing problems.
6th International Project and Construction Management Conference (e-IPCMC2020), (12-14 November 2020)

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Citation Formats
F. Kaya, A. Akçamete Güngör, and M. T. Birgönül, “A Categorization of BIM-Related Legal Issues,” İstanbul, Türkiye, 2020, p. 824, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/72384.