Exploring the critical success factors influencing BIM level 2 implementation in the UK construction industry: the case of SMEs

Khaled Walid Abu Awwad, Abdussalam Shibani, Michel Ghostin

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Abstract

The implementation of BIM Level 2 in the United Kingdom (UK) construction sector has increased significantly in the last decade, particularly after the UK government mandated the use of BIM in all public projects by 2016. Despite this, there are many indicators that BIM implementation is a main concern for large companies, while Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are lagging behind in adopting and implementing this new technology. This slow adoption, has led to a competitive disadvantage for SMEs in public projects and possibly private projects, which is exacerbated by the limited research focusing on the implementation of BIM Level 2 within SMEs. Therefore, the aim of this study is to bridge this gap and explore the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) influencing BIM Level 2 implementation in SMEs, as well as identifying their importance throughout the implementation process. To achieve this aim, a qualitative research approach was adopted involving 25 semi-structured interviews with BIM experts in three SMEs in the UK. The study concluded by identifying 15 factors, which includes 3 new factors and 12 factors previously mentioned in the literature. All 15 factors were then given an importance level based on how influential they were during the implementation process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)(In-Press)
JournalInternational Journal of Construction Management
Volume(In-Press)
Early online date31 Mar 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Building information modelling (BIM)
  • United Kingdom (UK)
  • critical success factors (CSFs)
  • small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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