Integrated applications of building information modeling and artificial intelligence techniques in the AEC/FM industry

Fan Zhang, Albert P.C. Chan, Amos Darko, Zhengyi Chen, Dezhi Li

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Informatization and automatization are considered mainstream trends in the future architecture-engineering-construction/facility management (AEC/FM) industry. Building information modeling (BIM) is an effective technology to digitize building information, whereas artificial intelligence (AI) techniques facilitate automation. It could be contributive to focus on how to integrate BIM with AI techniques and apply them in actual projects. However, a comprehensive review of integrated applications is still lacking. This study reviews BIM-AI integrations in the AEC/FM industry by systematic-bibliometric analysis, and 183 eligible literature items are adopted. Bibliometric analysis reveals time series, journals, keywords co-occurrence, and co-authorship of eligible literature. Findings are summarized from perspectives of techniques and applications. Three typical integrated modes are determined based on the findings. Ultimately, current challenges and future directions of the development of BIM-AI integrations are proposed. This review contributes to systematically exploring applications of BIM-AI integrations in AEC/FM industry and delivers valuable development directions for BIM and AI.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104289
JournalAutomation in Construction
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022


  • Architecture-engineering-construction/facility management
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Automation
  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Building information modeling
  • Systematic review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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