Applications of building information modeling (bim) in disaster resilience: present status and future trends

S. Khanmohammadi, M. Arashpour, Y. Bai

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Natural disasters such as bushfires, wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods cause significant socioeconomic losses with associated damages to communities. From 2005 to 2014, the worldwide damage caused by disasters has been more than US$1.4 trillion, with 0.7 million deaths and 1.7 billion people affected. In order to reduce the negative impacts of disasters and strengthening communities, the disaster resilience topic has been receiving increased attention to maximize the ability of communities to adapt and recover fast. Disaster resilience can benefit from Building information modeling (BIM) as an effective tool to facilitate informed decision-making. This article provides a comprehensive review of the existing literature on BIM applications in disaster resilience. Past research studies are categorized by the year of publications, type of disasters (fire, earthquake, flood), phase of the disaster (mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery), and target groups (buildings, infrastructures). The paper aims to provide a holistic review of research trends and patterns, emerging technologies, benefits, challenges and limitations, and research gaps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2020
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Demonstration to Practical Use - To New Stage of Construction Robot
PublisherInternational Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789529436347
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventInternational Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction 2020 - Virtual , Kitakyushu, Japan
Duration: 27 Oct 202028 Oct 2020
Conference number: 37th (Website)


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction 2020
Abbreviated titleISARC 2020
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  • Bim
  • Building information modeling
  • Bushfire
  • Disaster
  • Earthquake
  • Evacuation
  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Resilience
  • Review

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