Project 5: Developing a Methodology for Integrating Blockchain Data with BIM for Construction Supply Chains

PhD Candidate
 
Mr. Amer Hijazi
Chair SupervisorCo-SupervisorCo-Supervisor
   
Prof. Srinath PereraDr. Rodrigo CalheirosDr. Ali Al-Ashwal

The construction supply chain (CSC) is treated separately from the Building Information Model (BIM) and that affects the final construction product quality. Thus, the integration of the CSC with the BIM is required to improve the construction process activities and the data for facilities management during the operation phase. In fact, the CSC stakeholders typically come together temporarily to deliver one-off projects; therefore, the CSC operating in a blockchain will overcome the transparency issue to enable this integration. Consequently, the research aims to develop a methodology to integrate the CSC operating in a blockchain platform with BIM for building and/or infrastructure projects.