BIMp-chart — a global decision support system for measuring BIM implementation level in construction organizations

Malik, Qurratulain and Nasir, Abdur Rehman and Muhammad, Rabiah and Thaheem, Muhammad Jamaluddin and Ullah, Fahim ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6221-1175 and Khan, Khurram Iqbal Ahmad and Hassan, Muhammad Usman (2021) BIMp-chart — a global decision support system for measuring BIM implementation level in construction organizations. Sustainability, 13 (16):9270. pp. 1-25.

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Abstract

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is recognized as one of the most significant technological breakthroughs in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. The pace of implementation of BIM in AEC has increased during the past decade with an enhanced focus on sustainable construction. However, BIM implementation lags its potential because of several factors such as readiness issues, lack of previous experience in BIM, and lack of market demand for BIM. To evaluate and solve these issues, understanding the current BIM implementation in construction organizations is required. Motivated by this need, the main objective of this study is to propose a tool for the measurement of BIM implementation levels within an organization. Various sets of indexes are developed based on their pertinent Critical Success Factors (CSFs). A detailed literature review followed by a questionnaire survey involving 99 respondents is conducted, and results are analyzed to formulate a BIMp-Chart to calculate and visualize the BIM implementation level of an organization. Subsequently, the applicability of the BIMp-Chart is assessed by comparing and analyzing datasets of four organizations from different regions, including Qatar, Portugal, and Egypt, and a multinational organization to develop a global measurement tool. Through measuring and comparing BIM implementation levels, the BIMp-Chart can help the practitioners identify the implementation areas in an organization for proper BIM implementation. This study helps understand the fundamental elements of BIM implementation and provides a decision support system for construction organizations to devise proper strategies for the effectual management of the BIM implementation process.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2021 05:00
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2021 02:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: building information modeling (BIM); BIM implementation; critical success factors (CSFs); indexes; construction organization
Fields of Research (2008): 12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Fields of Research (2020): 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330204 Building information modelling and management
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169270
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43366

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