BIM-based e-procurement: An innovative approach to construction e-procurement

António Aguiar Costa, António Grilo

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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 server and was tested in a pilot case study, which supported further discussions of the results of the research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number905390
JournalScientificWorld Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • building
  • building industry
  • case study
  • electronic commerce
  • information model
  • information system
  • knowledge base
  • pilot study
  • purchasing

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