BIM-Based Decision Support System for Material Selection Based on Supplier Rating

Akanmu, Abiola and Asfari, Bushra and Olatunji, Oluwole ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9726-4218 (2015) BIM-Based Decision Support System for Material Selection Based on Supplier Rating. Buildings, 5 (4). pp. 1321-1345.

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Abstract

Material selection is a delicate process, typically hinged on a number of factors which can be either cost or environmental related. This process becomes more complicated when designers are faced with several material options of building elements and each option can be supplied by different suppliers whose selection criteria may affect the budgetary and environmental requirements of the project. This paper presents the development of a decision support system based on the integration of building information models, a modified harmony search algorithm and supplier performance rating. The system is capable of producing the cost and environmental implications of different material combinations or building designs. A case study is presented to illustrate the functionality of the developed system.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 05 May 2022 03:28
Last Modified: 05 May 2022 03:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building information models; Harmony search optimization; Supplier rating
Fields of Research (2020): 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330299 Building not elsewhere classified
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330207 Quantity surveying
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330203 Building industry studies
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 12 CONSTRUCTION > 1299 Other construction > 129999 Other construction not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings5041321
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48071

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