Factors impacting Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation in cost monitoring and control

Sunil, K, Pathirage, C and Underwood, J 2017, Factors impacting Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation in cost monitoring and control , in: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 14-15 September 2017, University of Salford, UK.

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Abstract

A vast majority of the construction projects suffer from cost and budget overruns and construction organisations continue to incur losses, reduction in profit and many of them often become heavily debt ridden and eventually go out of business. Therefore, drastic improvements are required in the current practice. BIM integration can bring the much needed improvement in the area of cost monitoring and control practice. There have been progressive developments in terms of BIM-enabled tools, costing techniques and standards that are becoming mature, but there has not been considerable change in the actual practice. Therefore, it is crucial to identify the most important factors affecting the BIM implementation cost monitoring and control in organisations in the UK in order to develop a practically feasible BIM implementation strategy. For this purpose the study uses the existing literature and empirical qualitative data collected through interviews from carefully selected practitioners from a large construction organisation in the UK and quantitative data collected through survey. This paper is focused on the identifying the key issues affecting BIM implementation in cost monitoring and control practice. Research findings indicate that there are a number of factors related to people, process, information and technology that influence their decision to implement BIM. These factors have been segregated as drivers and barriers for BIM implementation. Keywords: BIM, cost control, cost management, cost monitoring, quantity surveying.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC) : conference proceedings
Publisher: University of Salford
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Depositing User: Simi Goyol
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 10:51
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 14:28
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43978

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