Identifying and evaluating Building Information Modelling implementation strategies: a systematic literature review

Nada Milivojevic, Abdullahi Ahmed

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The purpose of this study is to establish what is known regarding BIM implementation in organisational settings. It aims to highlight and explain factors that might affect BIM implementation processes in ACE organisations. Therefore, it also investigates BIM training as a part of that process. The study identifies opportunities for further studies. It reviews existing data on the topic using the systematic literature review method. It utilises 'CIMO logic' to identify studies and analyse the data. This study has a focus on the research published in the last ten years and it includes only peer-reviewed papers and reliable conference material. The literature provides various advice on how can BIM be integrated within Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) organisations. This study investigates solutions with an emphasis on social dimensions, provides a comparison between top-down and bottom-up perspective and investigates solutions to some of the challenges affecting implementation, in particular, communication, motivation and collaboration.] Introduction The literature regarding implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in organisational settings is an important area of present discussions for both academia and people in organisations, those who are willing to implement or develop their BIM working practices. Providing a strict, systematic overview of existing literature suggestions would therefore be beneficial and will be the main aim of this study. There are, in the existing literature: investigated case studies, industry surveys, literature on challenges, opportunities with BIM and some advice on BIM implementation tactics. However, a systematic review is needed to gather practical advice and understand critical factors, main suggestions and relations between them. The process of BIM adoption on its own suggests that it is important to establish what needs to be learned in order to control and measure the BIM implementation process and understand how to integrate BIM to improve organisational performance (Succar and Kassem, 2015, Succar et al., 2013).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 1st International UK BIM Academic Forum Conference
PublisherBIM Academic Forum
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-9058-6681-6
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2016
EventInternational UK BIM Academic Forum Conference - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sept 201615 Sept 2016
Conference number: 1


ConferenceInternational UK BIM Academic Forum Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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