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Building Information Modelling Adoption: An Analysis of the Barriers of Implementation

Eadie, Robert, Odeyinka, Henry, Browne, Mike, Mahon, Clare and Yohanis, Michael (2014) Building Information Modelling Adoption: An Analysis of the Barriers of Implementation. Journal of Engineering and Architecture, 2 (1). pp. 77-101. [Journal article]

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The UK Government has set a target date for the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) by 2016. Despite the many benefits identified in literature there are also barriers to be overcome but there is little by way of research ranking the importance of each. To enable informed decision making during the implementation process this research provides a ranking of barriers. The study gathered information via a web-based survey from the top 74 United Kingdom based main construction contractors. The findings demonstrated that the barriers are reduced in importance after BIM adoption as the major hurdle of initial investment has been overcome reducing the “Fear” factor”. The two most important barriers to implementing BIM overall are “Scale of Culture Change Required/Lack of Flexibility” and “Lack of supply Chain Buy-in”. The low ranking awarded to “Lack of management support” and “Other Competing Initiatives” show the priority implementation is given in industry.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Building Information Modelling, BIM, Use of BIM, Ranking Barriers to BIM implementation.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER)
ID Code:30158
Deposited By: Dr Robert Eadie
Deposited On:02 Oct 2014 10:19
Last Modified:24 Aug 2016 08:35

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