A study of building information modeling (BIM) uptake and proposed evaluation framework

Bahriye Ilhan Jones*

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Abstract

Although BIM provides various benefits to the architecture, engineering, construction and facilities management (AEC/FM) industries, it lacks wider and comprehensive utilisation. This study assesses the understanding and perception of BIM uptake in UK architectural offices. The aim is to analyse and compare BIM adoption at the organisational level for the years 2011, 2014 and 2018 as well as to form the basis for an evaluation structure of its utilisation. The objectives of the study are to examine the level of BIM adoption and capability of UK architectural offices and to investigate the drivers and barriers to BIM usage. The research is based on online questionnaires made available to all Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) chartered members. The data are analysed through descriptive statistics, analysis of variance (ANOVA), regression and cross-tabulation. The results are discussed in terms of BIM usage and BIM readiness with regard to the company profiles. Companies are motivated to utilise BIM technology due to its facilitation of effective teamwork and project efficiency. However, the need for extensive training, a general lack of demand and its perceived sophistication in relation to day-to-day tasks are reasons why the use of BIM is avoided. The study concludes with key learning points from the questionnaire depending on three different years and the proposed evaluation framework to achieve improved utilisation of BIM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-468
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon)
Volume25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2020
Externally publishedYes

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