The contemporaneous use of building information modeling and relational project delivery arrangements

Heikki Halttula, Aki Aapaoja, Harri Haapasalo

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The initiatives of building information modelling (BIM) and relational project delivery arrangements (RPDA) have traditionally been quite different, although both aim to enhance customer value. BIM was developed to serve as an information center and collaboration and simulation model, whereas RPDAs were developed to foster a search for a mutual and single project objective through early stakeholder involvement and integration. However, recent experiences have indicated some reasons for suspecting that BIM and RPDA, surprisingly, have a lot in common. This paper studies the contemporaneous use of BIM and RPDA and aims at finding out the main benefits when utilized simultaneously.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)532-539
JournalProcedia Economics and Finance
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
Event8th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization, 28 - 29 May 2015, Tampere, Finland -
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …



  • BIM
  • RPDA
  • project delivery methods
  • IPD
  • design quality
  • construction quality
  • simulation
  • 4D Model

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