Vijayeta Malla is a PMI certified PMP® (Project Management Professional), LEED® Green Associate™, and Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with over 15 years of demonstrated history of working in the AECO & Academia industry. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from IIT Bombay and possesses Masters (M.Tech) from IIT Madras in Construction Technology & Management specialization under BIS (Build India Scholarship) from M/s L&T(2009-11). During her 11 years tenure in “M/s Larsen & Toubro, ECC Division” and 1 year in “M/s Tata Projects Ltd,” she majorly worked in Water Infrastructure projects and Minerals & Metallurgical projects. She gained hands-on experience in Project Management, Planning & Controlling, BIM for project management, Contracts & Tendering, Project Operations, Management Information Systems & Business Development & Marketing areas while executing Turnkey Project Services with reputed Governmental & Private organizations. Her core research interests are integrating BIM (Building Information Modeling) with disruptive technologies (Computational BIM, AR/VR/MR/XR, industry 4.0 and Big Data), Project Program and Portfolio Management, Digital transformation practices for construction organizations through Information Management standards, Interface Management of complex construction projects, and Sustainability diffusion through Green Building Certifications and Circular Economy practices in the AECO industry
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Construction operations are becoming increasingly complex, necessitating a greater need for collaboration. Building information modeling (BIM) aids enhanced project visualization and collaboration. The extant literature has mainly focused on model ownership, intellectual property, and data security issues with regard to contractual issues associated with BIM implementation. There has been a lack of focus on the expectations set out in engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts with regard to envisaged BIM uses (dimensions), making BIM implementation superficial rather than purposive. This study identified BIM dimension-specific contract provisions (BDSCP) to address this gap. To accomplish this, a literature review was undertaken; this was followed by a qualitative inductive study involving 12 international experts from industry and academia to identify BDSCPs. The resulting 28 BDSCPs highlight focus areas with regard to drafting contracts and will assist stakeholders in realizing the benefits of BIM implementation.
Identification of BIM Dimension-Specific Contract Clauses in EPC Turnkey Projects