Key enablers for effective management of BIM implementation in construction firms

Abbasnejad, Behzad, Nepal, Madhav, & Drogemuller, Robin (2016) Key enablers for effective management of BIM implementation in construction firms. In Kähkönen, Kalle & Keinänen, Marko (Eds.) Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2016: Volume I - Creating built environments of new opportunities, TUT – Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, pp. 622-633.

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In recent years, Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been characterized as a promising tool and approach to tackle the traditional problems inherent in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Several AEC firms around the world have deployed BIM to execute their projects. However, the full utilization of BIM has not been achieved yet in mainstream AEC firms and on construction projects. The implementation of BIM is a significant concern for many construction firms as it requires changes in existing business processes to occur. Given the huge financial commitment and multitude of other challenges that a BIM project entails as well as the potential benefits arising from its successful implementation, it is significant to understand what is needed to ensure a successful BIM implementation. Based on a literature review and by using an approach grounded in business process change management theory, this paper aims to provide a better understanding about the enablers of BIM implementation. An enhanced understanding of the BIM enablers could help the organizations to avoid costly errors and mistakes in the process of planning for BIM adoption and implementation and to increase the potential benefits of BIM.

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ID Code: 96391
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Building Information Modelling (BIM), Innovation implementation, Construction Management
ISBN: 9789521537417
ISSN: 1797-8904
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 TUT – Tampere University of Technology
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