An exploratory study on utilization of BIM for risk management

Kaya, Hazal Deniz
Dikmen, İrem
Atasoy, Güzide
Birgönül, Mustafa Talat
It is a well-known fact that BIM application in construction projects enables several advantages such as better collaboration and communication, effective project visualization before construction, more efficient cost estimation and scheduling, and an increase in productivity. Although many of these advantages that BIM contributes to construction projects may result in opportunities for better risk management, there are limited studies in the construction management literature that investigate this subject. For this purpose, a study was conducted to explore the utilization of BIM for risk management and its impact on the level of risks in construction projects. Consequently, a survey was prepared and administered to experts knowledgeable in the construction project management area and BIM. The survey was responded by 65 experts. The results show that BIM's integration in the risk management process is considered as beneficial for many reasons. BIM is found to be an application/tool that may primarily lead to the reduction of risks at the design and construction phases of projects. Moreover, survey findings indicate that BIM is interpreted as not only beneficial to reduce risks during design and construction phases, but also can effectively be used to store risk-related information and share experience between the parties of a project. The findings of this research can be used by practitioners to integrate BIM with their risk management practices and also by researchers that aim to develop tools/methods to enhance risk management, particularly by BIM.
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H. D. Kaya, İ. Dikmen, G. Atasoy, and M. T. Birgönül, “An exploratory study on utilization of BIM for risk management,” presented at the 6th International Project and Construction Management Conference, 12th to 14th November 2020, Istanbul, Turkey, 2020, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: