Understanding the polarized perspectives in BIM enabled projects

Cidik, M.S. and Boyd, D. and Thurairajah, N. (2014) Understanding the polarized perspectives in BIM enabled projects. In: 29th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2013, 2 September 2013 through 4 September 2013, Reading; United Kingdom.

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: BIM, Development, Human-centred, Implementation, Technology-centred, Project management, BIM, Building Information Modelling, Development, Empirical findings, Engineering companies, Human-centred, Implementation, In-depth interviews, Architectural design
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA16: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Integrated Design Construction
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 11:56
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 11:56
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1899

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