BIM and Collaborative Practices. Expertise and Skills from the Digital Environment

  • Maria Antonietta Esposito University of Firenze
  • Alessandra Donato University of Firenze
  • Filippo Bosi University of Firenze
Keywords: building information modeling, sustainability, Lean BIM, soft skills, collaborative practices

Abstract

The digital management of the construction process is required for sustainability. It imposes the definition of new roles and responsibilities and – consequently – makes it necessary to introduce new professional figures that are able to perform specific organizational and management tasks and functions in the scope of BIM process management. The contribution offers food for thought on the transversal and digital skills (soft skills) required by these professional figures on the basis of a critical analysis of examples reported in the literature, experiences and changes triggered by the adoption of the BIM methodology with respect to new activities, knowledge, skills, roles and responsibilities related to the professional figure.

Author Biographies

Maria Antonietta Esposito, University of Firenze

Architect and PhD, she is Professor of Project Management and Technology; gold medal for research at PUT (Poznan University of Technology), she directs the research of TxP at the Department of Architecture, unit specialized in the design of Airports; she is the scientific coordinator of international agreements with India and Canada; she directs the ABC (Airport Booklets Collection) for Dida Press and the DOTTA doctoral series for Firenze University Press; she was the scientific director of the network of doctoral students in the OSDOTTA sector.
E-mail: mariaantonietta.esposito@unifi.it

Alessandra Donato, University of Firenze

Engineer and PhD in Architectural Technology, she is Research Fellow at the Department of Architecture. She carries out research on the Environmental Sustainability and Energy Saving of Buildings, in national and international context.
E-mail: alessandra.donato@unifi.it

Filippo Bosi, University of Firenze

Architect and PhD in Architectural Technology, he is a Teaching Fellow and international expert in Lean Design. He is oriented to the innovation of the project production processes and works in airport design at Toscana Aeroporti Spa and in research as a TxP-R consultant.
E-mail: txp.fbo@gmail.com

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Published
2019-06-30
How to Cite
Esposito, M. A., Donato, A. and Bosi, F. (2019) “BIM and Collaborative Practices. Expertise and Skills from the Digital Environment”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 5(online), pp. 51-58. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/562019.
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Architecture | Essays & Viewpoint
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