Development of building information modeling (BIM) adoption assessment tool for BIM-based projects in Malaysia / Wan Nur Syazwani Wan Mohammad

Wan Mohammad, Wan Nur Syazwani (2022) Development of building information modeling (BIM) adoption assessment tool for BIM-based projects in Malaysia / Wan Nur Syazwani Wan Mohammad. PhD thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).


Recently, the construction industry has been moving towards industrial revolution 4.0 which has transformed the construction industry into a competitive digital ecosystem by adopting BEVI. BEVI has emerged as a major accelerator in Engineering and Construction industry operations since it is used to improve visualization and productivity, the coordination of construction drawings and communication, planning, delivery, take-off and estimation, and off-site manufacturing. Thus, contractors have a vital role in adopting BEVI for transferring data from drawing to reality. Despite potential benefits for contractors through the adoption of BEVI, they are commonly regarded as slow adopters, lagging far behind when compared to other stakeholders. A preliminary study affirms that contractors are slow adopters and that the tools to assess and evaluate their BIM performance are absent. The failure to appreciate and comprehend existing BIM assessment models/tools from developed and developing countries have limited construction players' and contractors' benefits from BEVI. For this reason, the research aims to develop a BEVI Adoption Assessment Tool for BEVIbased projects in Malaysia. Data was obtained from unstructured interviews with 4 participants and semi-structured interviews with 8 participants as a preliminary study. Then a questionnaire survey (114 respondents) and semi-structured interviews (12 respondents) with G7 BEVI-based project contractors provided the main data. Consequently, four (4) essential elements of a BIM Adoption Assessment Framework for BEVI-based projects were identified through the comparative results of both collections. These are: Eight (8) BEVI Objectives (El); Thirteen (13) Uses of BEVI from planning/design to the construction phases (E2); Three (3) BEVI adoption components (i.e., technology (11), organisation (14) and information culture (13) (E3); and four (4) project performance criteria (E4). Furthermore, these four (4) elements were considered in the development of a BEVI Adoption Assessment Tool (BAAT) for BEVI-based projects. The development of BAAT was established using a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet and is suitable for project lifecycle phases (i.e., from planning/design to the construction phases).


Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
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Wan Mohammad, Wan Nur Syazwani
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Abdullah, Mohd Rofdzi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Construction industry
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information technology. Information systems
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Programme: Doctor of Philosophy - AP992
Keywords: Building information modeling, Malaysia, assessment tool
Date: 2022
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