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Legal Considerations Associated with Building Information Modeling: Thesis

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Legal Considerations Associated with Building Information Modeling

CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION

1.1  Introduction to Thesis……..………………………………….………..1

1.2  Background of BIM……….…………………………………..…..……2

1.3  Definition and Characteristics of BIM……………………..……..……3

1.5 Definition of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)

1.6  Justification for BIM………………………………………..……..……4

1.7  Benefits of BIM………………………………………………..…..……6

1.8  Overview of BIM………………………………………………..……..7

1.9  Other Considerations (4D / 5D Modeling)……….……………………9

CHAPTER 2 – LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1  Introduction….…………….…………………………………..………

2.2  BIM Partial Uses…………..….………………………………….…..

2.3 Barriers to BIM…………………………………………………..…..

2.3.1  Commercial Issues…………………….……………………………

2.3.2  Legal Concerns…………….………………………………………..

2.3.3  Technical Issues…………………………………….…………..

2.4  Legal Impact of BIM..……….……………………..………………..

2.4.1  Spearin Doctrine …………………….……….…….……….

2.4.2  BIM Impact on Spearin Doctrine and Means & Methods……

2.5  Ownership of the BIM model and data

2.6  Allocation of Risks ……………………………………………………..

2.7  Privity of Contract and Third Party Reliance …………………………………………………….

2.8  Professional Design Responsibility …………………………………………….

2.9  Standard of Care ………………..………………………………..……………

2.9.1  Economic Loss Rule ……..….……………………..

  • Interview Analysis…….….…………………………………..

2.10  Purchase Appropriate Insurance.………………………………………..

 

  1. CHAPTER4 Contractual Implications of BIM
    • Digital data protocols
    • Coordination and reliance
    • Project responsibilities and risks.
    • Copyright / use of documents
    • Available contract forms

 

  1. Chapter 5 Contractual Implications of Collaborative Project Delivery (“IPD lite”)
    • Contractual issues to be addressed
    • Phasing of design services
    • Project responsibilities and risks; contractual privity
    • Coordination and review of design services.
    • Copyright / use of documents
    • Dispute resolution.
    • Insurance / limitations on liability / waivers/ third-party indemnification.
    • Available contract forms

 

CHAPTER 6 – CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

6.1  Summary……….…………………………………………………………….

6.2  Conclusions……………………………….………………………….

6.4  Recommendations for Implementation……………………………………….

REFERENCES……………………………………………………………..………..

BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………………………………………………..………

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