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BIMp-Chart—A Global Decision Support System for Measuring BIM Implementation Level in Construction Organizations

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posted on 2021-01-01, 00:00 authored by Qurratulain Malik, Abdur Rehman Nasir, Rabiah Muhammad, Jamal ThaheemJamal Thaheem, Fahim Ullah, Khurram Iqbal Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Usman Hassan
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is recognized as one of the most significant technological breakthroughs in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. The pace of implementation of BIM in AEC has increased during the past decade with an enhanced focus on sustainable construction. However, BIM implementation lags its potential because of several factors such as readiness issues, lack of previous experience in BIM, and lack of market demand for BIM. To evaluate and solve these issues, understanding the current BIM implementation in construction organizations is required. Motivated by this need, the main objective of this study is to propose a tool for the measurement of BIM implementation levels within an organization. Various sets of indexes are developed based on their pertinent Critical Success Factors (CSFs). A detailed literature review followed by a questionnaire survey involving 99 respondents is conducted, and results are analyzed to formulate a BIMp-Chart to calculate and visualize the BIM implementation level of an organization. Subsequently, the applicability of the BIMp-Chart is assessed by comparing and analyzing datasets of four organizations from different regions, including Qatar, Portugal, and Egypt, and a multinational organization to develop a global measurement tool. Through measuring and comparing BIM implementation levels, the BIMp-Chart can help the practitioners identify the implementation areas in an organization for proper BIM implementation. This study helps understand the fundamental elements of BIM implementation and provides a decision support system for construction organizations to devise proper strategies for the effectual management of the BIM implementation process.

History

Journal

Sustainability

Volume

13

Issue

16

Article number

9270

Pagination

1 - 25

Publisher

MDPI AG

Location

Basel, Switzerland

eISSN

2071-1050

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal