Collaboration in building information modelling: an application of gaming theory

Olatunji, Oluwole Alfred ORCID: and Sher, Willy David and Gu, Ning (2010) Collaboration in building information modelling: an application of gaming theory. In: 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC 2010), 9 Jun - 11 Jun 2010, University Park, PA, United States.


There is vitally significant evidence to show that certain indices of project performance in construction are vulnerable to fragmentation of design, procurement, construction and operations' processes. Some studies have argued that fragmented processes often weaken frameworks for sustaining objectivity and value integration between project stakeholders. This situation is responsive to effective communication, collaboration, thorough integration and passion for objectivity in data sharing and information management between key players. Three Game Theory models (Prisoner's dilemma, pareto optima an4 hawk-dove) are used (and herein reported) to mirror certain implications of players' actions in BIM environment. Players' actions in BIM are categorized as null, partial and full cooperation to engage the ethos of integration in BIM. These model scenarios are argued to show that when BIM is partially adopted, benefit is relative to compliance with principles and drivers of positive outcomes-ie the party that complies with certain fundamental principles will benefits more than partially complaint parties, while the non-compliant party looses. However, when BIM is fully adopted, all parties benefit more than when BIM is either partially adopted or not adopted at all. Conclusions are drawn on the implications of adopting and deploying BIM in the industry-BIM means a lot to the industry; there could be tragic consequences when the industry fails to adopt BIM and allied innovations in the era when digital technology is revolutionising other industries. Recommendations are made on areas of further research.

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Date Deposited: 09 May 2022 01:57
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 01:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building Information Modelling, collaboration, game, hawk-dove, pareto optima, prisoners' dilemma
Fields of Research (2020): 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330299 Building not elsewhere classified
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330207 Quantity surveying
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330203 Building industry studies
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 12 CONSTRUCTION > 1299 Other construction > 129999 Other construction not elsewhere classified

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