Consultative approach to BIM implementation

Dadmehr, N and Coates, SP ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5437-1777 2019, Consultative approach to BIM implementation , in: 14th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC) 2019 : contemporary and future directions in the Built Environment, 16th-17th December 2019, University of Salford.

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Abstract

Building Information Modeling is transforming AECOO industry, it introduces new approaches and new technology as well as collaborative working environment amongst different stakeholders. BIM requires new method of management adapted to the new concept. As a result, a managerial gap within construction industry is created. New skills, expertise and standards have been developed to fulfil the gap. One of the reasons of the shortage of professionals adapted to the new era is the lack of investment in R&D in organizations. One option to bridge the gap in organizations is to involve an external BIM consultancy firm. The role of external BIM consultancy in bridging the gap in Architectural firms is the subject of the research. The objective is to identify the challenges faced by architecture firms in lack of internal R&D and how an external BIM consultancy can bridge the gap. An overview of the literature is discussed, interviews with industry experts verify the concept. The findings approve that lack of R&D in organizations results in lack of skilled professionals which is one of the key reasons of the gap. Other factors such as resistance to change was mentioned as well through the interviews. Recommendations on how to approach the managerial gap are discussed. As well future research related to the subject is proposed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: Conference proceedings of the 14th International Postgraduate Research Conference 2019 : contemporary and future directions in the Built Environment
Publisher: University of Salford
ISBN: 9781912337309
Depositing User: Dr Paul Coates
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2020 07:12
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2020 11:16
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/58372

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