on November 3rd, 2020

Worldwide the construction industry presents a significant demand for new technologies ensuring certainty, cost-effectiveness and time efficiency.

Modern construction relies on digital resources, and one of the most prominent novelties is Building Information Modelling (BIM). Construction planning effectiveness is based on clear communication and integration between project planners and other participants, such as engineers, architects, suppliers, and workforce.

The possible connection between 3D models and time or scheduling potentially reduces misconception risks and lack of information to avoid re-scheduling and project delivery delays.

This study aims to investigate the integration of Revit, Navisworks, Tally and Green Building Studio for identifying the challenges in applying 4D BIM technology using a case study in a developing country (Brazil).

The research method used comprised these steps: objectives definition, literature review, development of the 4D analysis and evaluation, case study for validation with comparison to other comparable and contrasting studies, and discussion of the results.

This paper demonstrates the feasibility and challenges to adopt BIM technology to thrive better communication for teams and stakeholders through the various construction stages via visual representation.

Additionally, despite the obstacles and difficulties to integrate different software, it is beneficial to the decision-makers, not only focus on the constructability perspective but project’s environmental impacts, such as energy efficiency and global warming effect.

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