Understanding the polarized perspectives in BIM enabled projects

Mustafa Selçuk Çıdık, David Boyd, Niraj Thurairajah

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Abstract

Successful implementation and use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) require consideration of people issues. Two polarised views of BIM are shown from the literature based on technology-centred or human-centred perspectives each of which acknowledges the other but subsumes this into their view. Indeed it is the way that each adopts the other that is problematic. This paper demonstrates that acknowledging these differences and working with them better addresses the management of the implementation of BIM. Empirical findings, from in-depth interviews in a multi-disciplinary engineering company, show that individuals use BIM but are confused by its role depending on their job and perspective. Given this, collaboration and development are held back by the un-expressed differences. It is argued that recognising these differences and using them in a balanced way is essential for the successful adoption of BIM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 29th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2013
EditorsS.D. Smith, D.D. Ahiaga-Dagbui
PublisherAnnual Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Pages703-713
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780955239076
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2013
Event29th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2013 - Reading, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sep 20134 Sep 2013

Conference

Conference29th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityReading
Period2/09/134/09/13

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