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Preliminary study impact of building information modelling use in Malaysia

Enegbuma, Wallace Imoudu and Ali, Kherun Nita and Ologbo, Andrew Chukwuyem and Aliagha, Uche Godwin (2014) Preliminary study impact of building information modelling use in Malaysia. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 442 . pp. 51-62. ISSN 1868-4238

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-45937-9_6


The paradigm shift in the construction industry from 2D to Building Information Modelling (BIM) presents unforeseen challenges for new entrant construction industries. Experiences from advanced industry users of BIM shape the directions for future use. In Malaysia, BIM maturity is fast appreciating with increasing demand for efficiency and competitive advantages. However, adoption rate encounters resistance from several factors highlighted in previous research: people, process and technology. To improve on Information technology (IT) adoption models factors such as business process re-engineering, computer integrated construction and BIM adoption were considered for this research. This paper represents findings of an ongoing research, presenting the designed questionnaire to access perception of construction industry professionals (Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Engineers and Contractors) knowledge on BIM softwares and BIM attributes. Responses were derived from 120 construction professionals in the pilot phase of the research. The data is analyzed using SPSS for a descriptive overview of the most prominent BIM software usage. Smart PLS was utilized to analyze the path coefficient effects of each variable in the model. The Cronbach Alpha derived fell within an agreeable minimum threshold of above 0.60. The factors loaded appropriately to each variable. The path coefficient revealed people perception had the highest effect on collaborative processes, business process re-engineering (BPR) had the highest effect on BIM adoption and model variance R2 explained 24.6% of BIM adoption. The results will demonstrate the current state of BIM adoption in Malaysian construction industry complimenting current efforts to improve BIM awareness. At this stage, future research focuses on developing the second phase of the model and recommends towards extending and redefining the model with other mediating variables.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:54574
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:05 Apr 2016 06:59
Last Modified:12 Sep 2017 08:45

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