Author: Zhou, Lei
Title: The analysis of the barriers to 5D BIM practice in China : a transaction costs perspective
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2014
Subject: Building information modeling -- China
Project management
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Faculty of Construction and Environment
Pages: vi, 75 leaves : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Language: English
Abstract: Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an emerging information technology that promotes a collaborative process for the Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Facilities Management (AECFM) industry; it can facilitate the exchange and interoperability of information management, and therefore could provide enhanced benefits to the management of the project as a whole. Many potential users in China are still unfamiliar with this method. Even those who have heard of it are reluctant to use it, because they don't know if the advantages overweigh the risks and disadvantages. There are many barriers towards the widespread of the adoption. However, few studies focus on the assessments of these barriers. The objective of this thesis is trying to make an assessment of the barriers when decision makers decide to adopt 5D BIM for the purpose of project management. Besides, in China construction market, DBB is still the most prevailing building procurement method with nearly 90% of the project using this mode. It is difficult to quantitatively measure the barriers. By applying transaction cost theory, the writer wishes to explain the potential transaction costs occurred when applying 5D BIM in DBB mode during the process. The thesis provides an in-depth analysis of barriers the clients have to face when they make the decision to put BIM to real practice. Combing with the transaction costs analysis, the readers can enhance their understanding of this application, which may help they to make more rational decision.
Rights: All rights reserved
Access: restricted access

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