Exploring the Consequences of 4D BIM Innovation Adoption

Gledson, Barry (2016) Exploring the Consequences of 4D BIM Innovation Adoption. In: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, 5th - 7th September 2016, Manchester, UK.

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Abstract

UK Government has ambitions for improvements in construction project time predictability. Better management of construction innovations into use could help with this aspiration, but despite a recent drive advocating Building Information Modelling (BIM) innovation adoption, the construction industry is still perceived to have low innovation levels in comparison with other sectors. The purpose of the work was to explore the use and consequence of 4D BIM innovation in relation to construction time predictability. Insights were gained using semi-structured telephone interviews conducted with a range of construction practitioners. Several dimensions of consequences of 4D BIM innovation adoption were considered including desirable/ undesirable consequences, direct/indirect consequences and anticipated/unanticipated consequences. In addition to consideration of the benefits and demand for 4D BIM, the results also reveal criticisms over current planning mediums and process inefficiencies. Results also reveal concerns over the additional work required to create 4D plans, and the quality of the plans produced.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: 4D planning; BIM; Building Information Modelling; Innovation diffusion
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
K200 Building
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: Barry Gledson
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2016 11:26
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 09:56
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27698

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