Applying LCA-BIM integration for a sustainable management process

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This work investigates the benefits of performing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) using Building Information Modelling (BIM) techniques on a case study management process. This provides insights for reducing the environmental impacts of building materials and elements along the life cycle of a concrete residential project in Egypt. The study follows the LCA ISO 14040 and 14044 guidelines, local materials database, Revit modelling and One-Click LCA plugin. The result outlines that most of the environmental impacts occur during the operation and manufacturing phase. It also shows that slabs and beams result in most of the environmental loads. In terms of the material analysis, it was found the steel reinforcement had the largest impact. This study indicates the potentials and challenges of applying an LCA-BIM integration procedure towards achieving a sustainable management process in middle and lowincome countries. This helps project team members to consider the use of different construction materials, elements and building life cycle phases that contribute fewer impacts.