Design Coordination Using Cloud-Based Smart Building Element Models
Construction industry involves a multitude of stakeholders who perform their project-centric work from various dispersed locations. This involvement of numerous stakeholders, which is common in the construction industry compared to the other industries, has led to fragmentation of the design process. The limitations and complexities resulting from this fragmentation can be overcome by proper design coordination. Shifting from two-dimensional design process, the industry has recently embraced Building Information Models (BIM) that allow an information rich visualization of the facility from the feasibility stage of the project enabling efficient information transfer among the stakeholders. Deploying the BIM on the 'Cloud' platform or Cloud Computing (CC) can further enhance the design coordination especially clash detection.