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Building information modeling integrated with electronic commerce material procurement and supplier performance management system

    Yali Ren Affiliation
    ; Mirosław J. Skibniewski Affiliation
    ; Shaohua Jiang Affiliation

Abstract

This paper describes an innovative approach to the integration of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and electronic commerce (e-commerce) in a material procurement process for improved design-construction integration. The paper includes the present applications, benefits, limitations and barriers to e-commerce and BIM in material procurement processes, compares the present commercial BIM based and non-BIM based quantity takeoff and cost estimating software, and identifies potential benefits of integrating BIM and e-commerce software solutions for construction quantity takeoff, cost estimating and procurement processes. The authors propose a framework for integrating BIM for quantity takeoff and cost estimating applications with e-commerce solutions for material procurement and supplier performance evaluation. The paper presents a proposed solution to link BIM-derived data with RS Means unit price cost data to generate accurate cost estimating reports, one weight coefficient-based model to evaluate the performance of material suppliers, and a preliminary version of corresponding BIM-based application integrated with e-commerce software system.

Keyword : Building Information Modeling, electronic commerce, supplier performance evaluation, software design and development

How to Cite
Ren, Y., Skibniewski, M., & Jiang, S. (2012). Building information modeling integrated with electronic commerce material procurement and supplier performance management system. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 18(5), 642-654. https://doi.org/10.3846/13923730.2012.719835
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Sep 28, 2012
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