Exploring the Integration of Last Planner® System, Bim, and Construction Simulation
Much attention has been paid to Computer Simulation and Modelling (CSM) in the research circles of construction over the last sixty years. However, it has not been widely adopted within the construction industry. In this paper, we explore theoretically the potential of the integration between CSM, the Last Planner System (LPS) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) to accelerate the uptake of CSM in the construction industry. To do so, a review of the literature to identify the synergies between CSM, LPS and BIM was undertaken, where it was found that little research has been done associated with their integration and linkages as a whole. We found that an explicit integration of these three domains has the potential to enhance and accelerate the adoption of CSM in construction as it provides the opportunity to engage construction project stakeholders towards CSM, focusing on domain-specific characteristics and recent advancements of construction management. Based on our review, we propose five research questions to guide the development of a domain-specific construction simulation framework to be considered in future research.