6th International Workshop When Social Science Meets Lean and BIM
Monday 8 - Tuesday 9 January 2018
University of Huddersfield, Oastler Building, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

The ambition of the workshop is to discuss and clarify the following: How researchers in Construction Management/Engineering should position themselves regarding the context or set of activities s/he aims to transform or influence? Which social science approaches and methods are effective and useful in this context?

For further information including important dates, abstract submission and organising committee, please visit: http://gridd.etsmtl.ca/events/2018-bim-lean-social/


Attendance to the workshop is £40 per person. Workshop dinner will be organised and its price is an additional £35 per person. You can register with these links:

Abstracts and Presentations

Abstracts and presentations are available to download below, click on each title to view (file sizes for downloads are displayed next to each title).

Slipping and sliding: Implementation of new working methods through piloting in building projects (52KB)
Hannele Kerosuo, Tarja Mäki and Anssi Koskenvesa

Exploring Lean and BIM: Improving the Performance of Engineer-to-order Concrete Prefabricated Systems (133KB)
Fernanda S. Bataglin, Daniela D. Viana, Carlos T. Formoso and Iamara R. Bulhões

Social BIMM: gothic underlying design ethic of the contemporary architect (97KB)
Filippo Bosi and Maria Antonietta Esposito

Micro Poker: example of an agile practice dedicated to architectural design (117KB)
Henri-Jean Gless, Damien Hanser and Gilles Halin

Working with BIM: are we really doing it, and who is counting? (Abstract 93KB)
Working with BIM: are we really doing it, and who is counting? (Presentation 1.1MB)
Dave Moore, Mani Poshdar, James Rotimi, Jas Qadir, Ali Ghaffarianhoseini and Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini

Benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM) use to improve information flow; making the design process more Leaner (49KB)
Sajedeh Mollasalehi

A Semantic Approach for Automated Rule Checking in Healthcare Facilities (104KB)
João Soliman Junior and Carlos Torres Formoso

Application of 4D BIM for Reducing Transportation Waste on Construction Sites (154KB)
Toca Perez

The Challenge of Collaboration in Design Management Process and the Possibilities Offered by BIM Platform (41KB)
Técia M. P. Duarte and Mônica Santos Salgado

Dynamics of Early Project Collaboration in Construction Projects (104KB)
Danilo Gomes and Patricia Tzortzopoulos

Integration between planning and control of building production and costs using building information modelling (94KB)
Mírian Santos, Dayana B. Costa and Emerson A. M. Ferreira

Analysis of the Potential Use of Point Cloud Collected from UAS for BIM Modelling and Safety Systems Analysis (142KB)
Roseneia R. S. de Melo, Bruno L. de Brito, Dayana B. Costa and Emerson A. M. Ferreira

Virtual materiality provided by BIM models in design collaboration (27KB)
Sami Paavola

Challenges in interventionist research methods. Is it possible to balance research intent with stakeholders' expectations? (104KB)
Daniel Forgues and James Lapalme

An approach to the communication potential of HBIM models in the public use of heritage (31KB)
Elena Salvador García, Jorge L. García Valldecabres and María José Viñals Blasco

Integration of design and construction through location-based planning tools in overlapped projects (36KB)
Clarissa Biotto

What is the influence of the Japanese culture on the Toyota Production System and its derivatives? (32KB)
Lauri Koskela

An Emperical Study Investigating a Business Ecosystem Strategy for Value Co-Creation with BIM in AECO industry (181KB)
Gulnaz Aksenova, Professor Arto Kiviniemi and Dr Tuba Kocaturk

A systemic approach for BIM-based collaboration study in construction (490KB)
Conrad Boton and Daniel Forgues

Robotic and Sensing Systems for Automated Visual Inspections of Infrastructures (234KB)
Ling Ma, Song Wu, Robert Dean and Christopher Heap



We would recommend conference delegates book the Huddersfield Central Premier Inn as this is only a 5 minute walk from campus. 
If you book early rooms start at only £40.50.

A little further but still a short walk away is the Travelodge.
If however you would prefer to stay further from the town centre and explore some of the beautiful areas surrounding Huddersfield you may find one of these hotels more appealing:

The WoodmanThunder Bridge Ln, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD8 0PX

Cedar Court HotelAinley Top, Lindley Moor Road, Huddersfield, HD3 3RH

Briar Court HotelHalifax Rd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD3 3NT

Central Lodge11-15 Beast Market, Huddersfield HD1 1QF