Structural contracts and liability concerns associated with building information modeling

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dc.contributor.author Boos, Peter Edward
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-09T19:19:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-09T19:19:12Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6845
dc.description.abstract Building Information Modeling (BIM) is altering the way that the construction industry is developing design documents by involving all members of the design team as well as the general contractor early in the design process. The members are encouraged to offer advice on the design and constructability on the project. However, not only is the design process changing, but the liability and responsibility of each team member is changing as well. The alteration in responsibility can severely impact structural engineers because of the level of responsibility already associated with their role in the design process. This report looks at the concerns industry leaders and legal professionals have with how BIM is altering the liability landscape, such as standard contracts, software interoperability, data misuse, intellectual property, loss of data, the legal status of the model, the standard of care, and design delegation. In addition to the liability concerns, this report examines the steps that industry leaders have taken to prevent any unnecessary additional liability from affecting structural engineers. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Liability en_US
dc.subject Building Information Modeling (BIM) en_US
dc.subject Contracts en_US
dc.subject Structural en_US
dc.subject Engineering en_US
dc.subject Legal en_US
dc.title Structural contracts and liability concerns associated with building information modeling en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science en_US
dc.description.advisor Kimberly W. Kramer en_US
dc.subject.umi Engineering, Civil (0543) en_US
dc.subject.umi Engineering, General (0537) en_US
dc.subject.umi Law (0398) en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US


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