Barriers to BIM adoption: Perceptions from Australian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

Hosseini, Mohammad, Oraee Namzadi, Mehran, Rameezdeen, R., Banihashemi, S. and Chileshe, N. 2016, Barriers to BIM adoption: Perceptions from Australian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in AUBEA 2016: Proceedings of the 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Annual Conference, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Qld., pp. 271-280.

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Title Barriers to BIM adoption: Perceptions from Australian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
Author(s) Hosseini, MohammadORCID iD for Hosseini, Mohammad orcid.org/0000-0001-8675-736X
Oraee Namzadi, MehranORCID iD for Oraee Namzadi, Mehran orcid.org/0000-0002-5928-4760
Rameezdeen, R.
Banihashemi, S.
Chileshe, N.
Conference name Australasian Universities Building Education Association. Annual Conference (40th : 2016 : Cairns, Queensland)
Conference location Cairns, Queensland
Conference dates 6-8 Jul. 2016
Title of proceedings AUBEA 2016: Proceedings of the 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Annual Conference
Editor(s) Singhaputtangkul, N.
Publication date 2016
Series Radical Innovation in the Built Environment
Start page 271
End page 280
Total pages 10
Publisher Central Queensland University
Place of publication Rockhampton, Qld.
Keyword(s) Building Information Modelling (BIM)
barriers
adoption
SMEs
construction industry
Australia
Summary This study draws upon a questionnaire survey distributed amongst SMEs in Australia to offer an insight into the main barriers to BIM adoption within Australian SMEs. Based on analyses of 78 completed questionnaires from non-adopters, the main barriers making SMEs shy away from BIM adoption are discussed. The findings show that currently around 42% of Australian SMEs are engaged with BIM. It comes to light that lack of knowledge and resources within SMEs is not a major barrier for Australian SMEs. In essence, the main barriers stem from lack of interests of clients and subcontractors working for SMEs alongside the risks associated with an uncertain return on investment (ROI) for BIM as perceived by key players in SMEs. The study contributes to the field by providing an updated insight into the status quo of BIM in Australian SMEs and spots the main barriers to target for promoting BIM adoption across Australian SMEs.
ISBN 9781921047138
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2016, The Author(s)
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084880

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