Collaboration in BIM-based construction networks: a qualitative model of influential factors

Oraee, M, Hosseini, M. Reza, Edwards, D and Papadonikolaki, E 2021, Collaboration in BIM-based construction networks: a qualitative model of influential factors, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, pp. 1-24, doi: 10.1108/ECAM-10-2020-0865.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Collaboration in BIM-based construction networks: a qualitative model of influential factors
Author(s) Oraee, M
Hosseini, M. RezaORCID iD for Hosseini, M. Reza orcid.org/0000-0001-8675-736X
Edwards, D
Papadonikolaki, E
Journal name Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
Start page 1
End page 24
Total pages 24
Publisher Emerald
Place of publication Bingley, Eng.
Publication date 2021-04-07
ISSN 0969-9988
Keyword(s) Building information modelling
Coordination
Barrier
Interview
Contract
Summary PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to present a modified model for collaboration in BIM-based construction networks (BbCNs). Though BIM is increasingly adopted and implemented across the construction industry, the problems associated with the lack of collaboration among teams in BbCNs remain a major hindrance to reaping the full potential of BIM. Previous studies have been conceptual in nature. This paper, therefore, attempts to modify and validate existing conceptual models that describe collaboration in BbCNs.Design/methodology/approachTo modify the conceptual model for collaboration in BbCNs, qualitative data through semi-structured interviews with BIM experts in the industry were collected and analysed using qualitative methods including the use of NVivo software.FindingsThe proposed model includes influential factors and their sub-factors to collaboration in BbCNs, as well as considering their indicators. Findings reveal that several overlooked concepts, particularly unfavourable BIM contractual arrangements, act as the root causes of the unwillingness of team members in BbCNs to engage in collaborative efforts.Research limitations/implicationsThe study's findings must be viewed in light of several limitations. First, the interviewees in this study were based in Australia hence their perceptions of BIM collaboration are reflective of the sociotechnical setting of BIM-enabled projects in this country. Also, the findings are based on the perception of experts in the field, rather than analysis of performance measures or quantitative assessment of associations among collaboration outcomes and various factors. This, however, provides the field with fertile grounds for future research.Practical implicationsThe study benefits researchers by shifting the collaboration discourse in BIM-enabled projects from technology-related issues to the people and contractual-related domains. Moreover, the developed qualitative model provides industry professionals with a point of reference to improve collaboration on BIM-enabled projects.Social implicationsThe study benefits researchers by shifting the collaboration discourse in BIM-enabled projects from technology-related issues to the people and contractual-related domains. Moreover, the developed qualitative model provides industry professionals with a point of reference to improve collaboration on BIM-enabled projects.Originality/valueArguments provided in this study highlight the necessity of considering the contractual arrangement of BIM-related projects and foster the willingness of team members to collaborate. This can be addressed using clear and comprehensive BIM execution plans and clearly explaining the role of BIM managers in the process.
Notes In Press
Language eng
DOI 10.1108/ECAM-10-2020-0865
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 0905 Civil Engineering
1202 Building
1503 Business and Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30150401

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 43 Abstract Views, 0 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Wed, 28 Apr 2021, 13:28:54 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.