To Propose an Effective Process for Refurbishment Projects: through BIM

Year : 2023 | Volume :01 | Issue : 01 | Page : 41-58

Mohammad Monis*

Sushil Kumar Solanki

  1. Student Department of Building Engineering and Management, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi India
  2. Associate Professor Department of Building Engineering and Management, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi India


Building refurbishments include enhancing, upgrading, renovating, retrofitting, and repairing existing structures. The construction sector considers it to be an important component. Building refurbishment projects are known for their high degree of complexity and uncertainty, which frequently incorporates elements like design changes and inadequate or unavailable information that may lead to various issues. Issues related to different stages of refurbishment projects were identified through literature and case studies. According to the review, building refurbishment projects are more unpredictable than new construction projects. The built environment sector regards Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a noteworthy technology. Benefits and obstacles to BIM use in new building have already been identified in several studies. In the Indian context, BIM is mostly used for new construction, but a handful of projects are using it for existing buildings. This seminar focuses on the effectiveness of Building Information Modelling in refurbishment projects, as well as determining the benefits and drawbacks of doing so using case studies. Personal interviews and in-depth talks with the contractors, architects, BIM experts, and engineers of three chosen refurbishments in Delhi were used to gather the information needed to meet the study’s objectives. An apartment building of G+7 is taken for creating BIM model. 3D model is generated on Autodesk Revit 2021 and findings are validated as per refurbishment stages. This research looks at and analyses data about BIM-based refurbishment processes and discusses how to implement BIM as well as the benefits and drawbacks of BIM-based building refurbishment projects.

Keywords: Refurbishment, Rehabilitation, Building Information Modelling.

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Received December 29, 2022
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