Practices and effectiveness of building information modelling in construction projects in China

Cao, Dongping, Wang, Guangbin, Li, Heng, Skitmore, Martin, Huang, Ting, & Zhang, Weiyu (2015) Practices and effectiveness of building information modelling in construction projects in China. Automation in Construction, 49(Part A), pp. 113-122.

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Based on an investigation of 106 projects involving the use of building information modelling (BIM), this paper examines current BIM practices in China, and assesses how various practices alter their effectiveness. The results reveal that in current practice BIM is principally employed as a visualization tool, and how it is implemented is significantly associated with project characteristics. BIM use in the majority of the surveyed projects is seen to have positive outcomes, with the benefits of improved task effectiveness being more substantial than those related to efficiency improvement. The results also provide evidence that project characteristics significantly influence the success of BIM use; however, more substantial contributing factors to BIM effectiveness are the extent of integrated use and client/owner support. While indicating that current BIM practices involve both technological and organizational problems, the findings also provide insights into how the potential for BIM could be better exploited within the industry.

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ID Code: 78743
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Building information modelling, Application area, Participant involvement, BIM effectiveness, Chinese construction industry
DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2014.10.014
ISSN: 0926-5805
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Elsevier B.V.
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Automation in Construction. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Automation in Construction, [VOL 49(Part A), (2015)] DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2014.10.014
Deposited On: 18 Nov 2014 23:12
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2014 05:46

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