Author: LI, Shuqin
Title: Obstacles to the implementation of BIM in the construction stage from the perspective of BIM practitioners: a China experience
Advisors: Kim, Minkoo (BRE)
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2020
Subject: Building information modeling -- China
Building management -- China
Construction industry -- China -- Management
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Department of Building and Real Estate
Pages: vi, 72 pages : color illustrations
Language: English
Abstract: In the whole life cycle of building projects, the construction stage has the largest number of stakeholders, the most complex working environment, and the highest resource investment. After the active exploration in the past decades, Building Information Molding (BIM) has been widely recognized as a technology that can improve the level of construction management and construction efficiency. However, in China's built environment, with the deepening of BIM application in the construction stage, many problems and difficulties have gradually emerged. Currently, the implementation of BIM in the construction stage is in the bottleneck period. The purpose of this study is to investigate the obstacles to the implementation of BIM in the construction stage from the perspective of BIM practitioners in the context of China's construction industry. Using literature review and semi-structured interviews, the study identified 19 representative obstacles to the implementation of BIM in the construction stage, and then based on the Analytic Network Process (ANP) method, the questionnaire survey was used to determine the weight of each obstacle. The results showed that there were five key obstacles: "Output benefit is less than early investment", "Lack of superior support", "Trust experience more than BIM", "Lower special BIM funds than the national guidance price", and "Poor flexibility in organizational structure". The study offers mitigation suggestions for the main obstacles based on the opinions of the interviewed experts. The results of this study can give Chinese government, enterprises, and practitioners some inspiration in promoting BIM applications in the construction stage.
Rights: All rights reserved
Access: restricted access

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