Assessing Building Information Modelling Effectiveness On The Project Performances

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Muneera Esa , Praveena Munianday


Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation is regarded as an intimidating reality because most construction stakeholders are unfamiliar with the technology's potential benefits. Validation and application of BIM benefits could significantly improve project performance. The purpose of this research is to examine the actual impact of BIM technology as a tool for improving project performance and to investigate the actual benefits that have been achieved from adopting BIM applications in construction projects. To achieve the research objectives, the researcher used the qualitative approach to reach conclusions. Data was collected through a case study method since there is a need to investigate multiple BIM projects in detail and obtain further clarifications on project performance based. Three BIM projects were shortlisted out of 32 BIM projects approximately in Malaysia. Semi-structured interviews with BIM practitioners were conducted. The collected data were analyzed using the qualitative data analysis software NVivo. The analysis was classified into three groups mainly: time, cost, and quality. It was concluded that incorporating BIM applications in construction projects could improve project performance, particularly in terms of time restrictions. To be more specific, the detection of clashes under the time benefit is regarded as an extraordinary performance, among others. Furthermore, the study establishes that the local construction sector has yet to investigate quality aspects of BIM performance. These results provide ample evidence that BIM application has a substantial impact on construction project performance. When it comes to thriving in BIM-based construction projects, industry practitioners can use these proven project outcomes to establish strategic goals and priorities efforts more effectively. The findings of this study will provide users with a better understanding of the integration between BIM applications and construction project performance.

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