Operational Knowledge for BIM Adoption and Implementation for Lean Efficiency Gains

Yusuf Arayıcı, Paul Coates

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BIM adoption entails substantial chal-lenges such as the operational skills and knowledge for the users and it is required to understand the commands, protocols and standards of the environment in which they operate. Furthermore, different building types and applications or purpose of use of a BIM model add another layer of complexity in understanding the required protocols and standards. Thus, the acquisition of this op-erational knowledge and skills is fundamen-tal impediment that restricts the adoption of BIM if it is not rigorously considered. Effective development of the aforementioned skills and knowledge to exploit the new BIM technolo-gies for lean practices is not trivial problem. On the contrary, it requires conceptual and process knowledge to conform and create or-ganisational, inter-organisational quality and requirements, which are likely to be a mixture of both organisation and project driven needs. In this paper, the learning experience de-rived from a KTP (Knowledge Transfer Part-nership) project of BIM adoption and Imple-mentation between the University of Salford and John McCall Architects (JMA) in Liver-pool, UK is reviewed and discussed. During the project, many of the challenges of training members of staff to use newly introduced BIM tools were addressed. How members of staff were educated in the use of BIM is considered and evaluated within this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Operational
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013


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