Model maturity risk index framework for tracking progress in model-based engineering

Gustavo Garcia, Mani Golparvar-Fard, Jesus M. De La Garza, Martin Fischer

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Abstract

Today, more than 85% of firms engaged in high levels of model-based engineering and construction have a positive perception of the value they receive for the time, money, and efforts they have expended on their modeling programs. Nevertheless, there are no established processes and metrics for measuring the progress of a model-driven engineering process, as particularly the deliverable type, schedule reporting, and their impacts have changed. A key underlying challenge is how progress and level of effort in a model-driven engineering process can be measured and reported. Definitions such as level of development (LOD) have been established in the commercial building sector for tracking completeness in modeling work, yet there are no established processes and metrics that can reliably measure the progress of a model-driven engineering process as a function of the maturity of the model and the data that supports the engineering process. To address this gap in knowledge, this paper presents a new framework based on a new set of model maturity index (MMI) definitions that measures maturity and progress in engineering work; based on factors that provide insight, manage, control opportunities, and accounts for the unavailability of vendor data, design changes, re-work and design development, model review comments, operability reviews, hazard and operability studies, among other factors. The MMI definitions were validated via charrettes with engineering and project controls experts from the process industrial sector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2018
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction Project Management - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018
EditorsRebecca Harris, Chao Wang, Christofer Harper, Charles Berryman, Yongcheol Lee
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Pages42-52
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780784481271
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventConstruction Research Congress 2018: Construction Project Managemen, CRC 2018 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2018Apr 4 2018

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2018: Construction Project Management - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018
Volume2018-April

Other

OtherConstruction Research Congress 2018: Construction Project Managemen, CRC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period4/2/184/4/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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