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Paths to BIM-based digital transformation: a bibliometric and systematic review of critical factors

Carlos Alejandro Diaz Schery (Department of Industrial Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) (Tecgraf Institute of Technical-Scientific Software Development of PUC-Rio (Tecgraf/PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Rodrigo Goyannes Gusmão Caiado (Department of Industrial Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) (Tecgraf Institute of Technical-Scientific Software Development of PUC-Rio (Tecgraf/PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Soraida Aguilar Vargas (Department of Industrial Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Yiselis Rodriguez Vignon (Department of Industrial Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

ISSN: 0969-9988

Article publication date: 15 April 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to present a rigorous bibliometric analysis and a systematic literature review of the critical success factors (CSFs) for Building information modelling (BIM)-based digital transformation; second, to identify the relationship between the dimensions in favour of BIM implementation.

Design/methodology/approach

This study adopts a two-step approach to combine bibliometric and systematic literature review to explore the research topic of BIM and CSFs. Bibliometric tools such as Biblioshiny in R language and Ucinet software were applied to this study.

Findings

Besides identifying the two most influential authors (e.g. Bryde and Antwi-Afari), the key journal for disseminating articles, and the most influential countries in this discourse (e.g. Hong Kong and Australia), the study also identifies four pivotal research themes derived from the co-occurrence analysis of keywords: the fusion of sustainability and technology with BIM; practical application and its integration within construction management; innovation and engineering paradigms; and the advent of emerging technologies (e.g. Blockchain) within developing nations. Additionally, the paper introduces a comprehensive framework for selecting CSFs pertinent to BIM-centred digital transformation as viewed through the lens of dynamic capabilities.

Originality/value

This paper establishes a link between dynamic capabilities theory, CSFs, and BIM dimensions, presenting a multifaceted framework guiding future paths and offering practical insights for managerial and political decision-makers engaged in digital transformation endeavours. The study positions dynamic capabilities as pivotal, aligning digital technologies with continuous business performance, and advocates for a strategic focus on digital transformation.

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Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) [Grant numbers: 307173/2022-4, 405734/2023-9, 442384/2023-8], Carlos Chagas Filho Foundation for Research Support of Rio de Janeiro State (FAPERJ) [Grant numbers: E-26/201.363/2021, E26/211.298/2021], and Coordination of Higher Education Personnel Improvement (CAPES) [Grant numbers: Finance Code 001]. We also thank the Tecgraf Institute of Technical-Scientific Software Development of PUC-Rio (Tecgraf/PUC-Rio).

Citation

Diaz Schery, C.A., Caiado, R.G.G., Aguilar Vargas, S. and Rodriguez Vignon, Y. (2024), "Paths to BIM-based digital transformation: a bibliometric and systematic review of critical factors", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-12-2023-1230

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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