Using Models in Construction

Penn State CIC Project


Developed and documented a procedure for a project team to plan how they will leverage digital design models to improve construction. Offers planning templates that draw upon five case studies to show instances of leading-edge model use in construction across a broad range of industry sectors.


Construction Industry Institute (CII)


2014 - 2016

Team Participants

Investigator:  John Messner and Robert Leicht

Research Assistants:  Li Jiang and Miaomiao Niu

CII Research Team 324

Products Developed

Implementation Guides

IR324-2 - Using Models in Construction: A Planning Guide

Research Reports

 RES-CPF 2015-2 - Maximizing Success in Integrated Projects: An Owner’s Guide, 54 pages.

Related Research Papers

For Further Information

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