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Building Information Modelling (Bim) within the Australian construction related small and medium sized enterprises: awareness, practices and drivers

Rodgers, Callum, Hosseini, M. Reza, Chileshe, Nicholas and Rameezdeen, Raufdeen 2015, Building Information Modelling (Bim) within the Australian construction related small and medium sized enterprises: awareness, practices and drivers, in ARCOM 2015 : Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM, Reading, Eng., pp. 691-700.

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Title Building Information Modelling (Bim) within the Australian construction related small and medium sized enterprises: awareness, practices and drivers
Author(s) Rodgers, Callum
Hosseini, M. RezaORCID iD for Hosseini, M. Reza orcid.org/0000-0001-8675-736X
Chileshe, Nicholas
Rameezdeen, Raufdeen
Conference name Association of Researchers in Construction Management. Annual Conference (31st : 2015 : Lincoln, England)
Conference location Lincoln, England
Conference dates 2015/09/07 - 2015/09/09
Title of proceedings ARCOM 2015 : Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Editor(s) Raiden, A.
Aboagye-Nimo, E.
Publication date 2015
Conference series Association of Researchers in Construction Management Annual Conference
Start page 691
End page 700
Total pages 10
Publisher ARCOM
Place of publication Reading, Eng.
Keyword(s) building information modelling
SMEs
drivers
innovation
Australia
Summary Review of literature on BIM reveals a bias towards focusing on large companies and overlooking SMEs in Australia. To bridge this gap of knowledge, this study explores the level of awareness, practices and drivers of BIM among SMEs within the Australian construction industry through the lenses of theories of innovation diffusion in construction companies. In so doing, a questionnaire survey was administered and 41 responses received from these SMEs engaged in commercial, industrial and public works. Accordingly, seven face-to-face interviews were conducted to compensate for the small sample size and to expand the survey data in more depth. The findings brought to light that current knowledge of BIM in SMEs is one-sided and negatively biased with a tendency towards highlighting challenges and overlooking the advantages. Besides, a significant association was spotted between the awareness of values of BIM and the practices related with BIM in SMEs. Additionally, the most influential drivers for BIM were turned out to be all associated with economic gains for the business of the companies alongside clients' demands. Furthermore, it was revealed that practices associated with BIM and awareness of BIM are similar across different sizes of SMEs.
ISBN 9780955239090
Language eng
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2015, Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30087286

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