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Title: Assessing the success of BIM implementation
Author: Dowsett, Ruth
ISNI:       0000 0004 5993 5847
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2016
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Much attention has been paid to the measurement of BIM benefits in both industry and academic spheres that, in most cases, have proven its benefits and prompted an increase in BIM adoption. However, BIM is a process synonymous with collaboration that, in the context of construction, requires the reconfiguration of a complex set of actors, technologies and activities into an information system (IS) that can facilitate this and produce the anticipated benefits. Important links between implementation practices, support and benefits have received little focus and it is these interdependencies that this thesis attempts to address. The principle argument presented is for a more comprehensive approach to benefits assessment extending it beyond the normative technologically deterministic cost-benefit approaches dominant in many existing methods. Project Aim: To examine the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in construction projects; exploring how the conditions of implementation influence project performance and how this can be comprehensively evaluated to inform strategies and solutions to improve implementation success. Project Objectives: I. Review current practice and implementation approaches of BIM within the construction industry. 2. Conduct an exploratory case study within an organisation adopting BIM to understand the constitutive elements of the implementation process for the development of a success measurement model. 3. Develop a systematic approach to capture BIM implementation success against project performance within construction projects. 4. Demonstrate the significance of systematically measuring implementation success for lessons learnt and best practice development, and project performance.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Eng.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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