BIM-Based E-Procurement: An Innovative Approach to Construction E-Procurement

  title={BIM-Based E-Procurement: An Innovative Approach to Construction E-Procurement},
  author={Ant{\'o}nio Aguiar Costa and Ant{\'o}nio Grilo},
This paper presents an innovative approach to e-procurement in construction, which uses building information models (BIM) to support the construction procurement process. The result is an integrated and electronic instrument connected to a rich knowledge base capable of advanced operations and able to strengthen transaction relationships and collaboration throughout the supply chain. The BIM-based e-procurement prototype has been developed using distinct existing electronic solutions and an IFC… CONTINUE READING

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