Assessing the implementation of BIM – an information systems approach

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Dowsett, R.M. and Harty, C. (2018). Assessing the implementation of BIM – an information systems approach. Construction Management and Economics. 37 (10), pp. 551-566. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2018.1476728
AuthorsDowsett, R.M. and Harty, C.
Abstract

Much attention has been paid to measuring the perceived benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM). Yet despite an increase its adoption throughout the construction industry, important links between implementation, support and benefits are yet to be explored. We examine the constitutive elements of the BIM implementation process of two case studies implementing and using BIM: The first is a large urban regeneration project and the second is a healthcare project. A well-recognised model of system success is mobilised from the field of information systems (IS) to reveal that irrespective of project size and type, BIM benefits are confined to technically discrete productivity and efficiency gains when there is limited focus on the organisational aspects of BIM adoption. This paper focuses on the disconnections between organisational and project level BIM implementation using the DeLone and McLean Model as an analytical framework to systematically examine the benefits of BIM to each project in relation to the implementation approach employed. This study highlights the significance of these interdependencies and argues for a more comprehensive approach to BIM benefits capture that recognises this to usefully inform implementation strategy development.

Year2018
JournalConstruction Management and Economics
Journal citation37 (10), pp. 551-566
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN0144-6193
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2018.1476728
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Print19 Jul 2019
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Accepted08 May 2018
Deposited31 Oct 2022
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Construction Management and Economics on 19/07/2018, available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01446193.2018.1476728

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