Understanding the polarized perspectives in BIM enabled projects

Selçuk Çıdık, Mustafa, Boyd, David and Thurairajah, Niraj (2013) Understanding the polarized perspectives in BIM enabled projects. In: ARCOM 2013 - 29th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, 2nd - 4th September 2013, Reading, UK.

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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
Subjects: K200 Building
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 15:57
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 16:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38618

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