1st GCC International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Identification of Key Risks Impacting Project Completion Time in UAE’s Building Projects- Towards Developing a BIM Solution

Deena Badran, Rahdi AlZubaidi & Senthilkumar venkatachalam
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Project Management / Program Management

A construction project is subjected to unique complexities that increase the probability of risk occurrence and adversely impact the achievement of the project objectives. Studies have shown that risks should be managed as early as possible in the project’s life cycle, especially during the design phase. In doing so, key challenges arise from the fact that modern design process is inherently iterative in nature. Thus, the management of information exchange forms the basis for achieving the desired project objectives. Many tools and methods have been developed to manage the information exchange in design projects. However, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one of the most widely used phenomena in the UAE’s high-rise building projects. Though the adoption improves the overall project delivery, its application in the risk management of these projects is not widespread. Hence, this research aims to contribute in developing a risk management framework for the BIM-enabled design by identifying the key design phase related risks impacting the time of the projects. An interviews were conducted and the preliminary results identified the top 10 risks impact the time of the projects in the UAE. Further, the paper mapped the identified most significant risks against its possible BIM based solutions.

Published in: 1st GCC International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: November 26-28, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5323-5951-4
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767