Suitability of BIM for enhancing value on PPP projects for the benefit of the public sector

Ganah, Abdulkadir orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-9911-8505 and John, Godfaurd Adjaie orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-5016-5909 (2013) Suitability of BIM for enhancing value on PPP projects for the benefit of the public sector. In: PPP International Conference 2013 Body of Knowledge, 18-19 March 2013, Preston, UK.

[thumbnail of Ganah & John 2013 PPP 2013.pdf]
PDF - Accepted Version

Official URL:


Collaborative integrated working and stakeholder’s interest have been among key drivers that underpin and encourage the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within the AEC industry. BIM is becoming a major means to deliver projects with better improved product, and reduced risk within the construction industry. Furthermore, using BIM in areas like buildability, quality assurance, cost and scheduling can be justified through BIM-nD modelling application. What is not so obvious is how the utilisation of BIM visualisation and knowledge embedment will enhance these areas to refine and achieve better value for PPP procurement projects for the long term benefit especially during post-construction phase for the public sector. As of now there is no well-defined guidance with respect to BIM usage incorporating all of the above. Do we really need to revisit the way we specify projects within the contractual framework under PPP? This paper examines the possibility of how BIM can be utilised in the realisation of augmented formal database information management system under the PPP procurement routes with respect to operation and maintenance support. The paper concludes with additional measures that BIM can offer at the post-construction phase for the public sector at learning organisations.

Repository Staff Only: item control page