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Case study on barriers to building information modelling implementation in Malaysia

Praveena Munianday (School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia)
Rahimi A. Rahman (Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Gambang, Malaysia and General Educational Department, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Muneera Esa (School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia)

Journal of Facilities Management

ISSN: 1472-5967

Article publication date: 22 November 2022

Issue publication date: 22 August 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

There is a dearth of studies conducted by local academics on actual building information modelling (BIM) projects to analyse the actual hurdles of BIM adoption. The majority of BIM research focuses on the technology’s general advantages, disadvantages, issues and limitations. In addition, research on actual BIM projects that have integrated BIM throughout the project is necessary to increase the current low number of BIM users in Malaysia. Consequently, the purpose of this study is to examine the challenges BIM adopters experience while implementing BIM in their projects and how they overcome them.

Design/methodology/approach

An in-depth interview session was used to collect data based on a case-study methodology. In Malaysia, three BIM projects were chosen, given the available resources. To evaluate the data in this qualitative study, NVivo was used.

Findings

According to the findings, the most important elements influencing the adoption of new technology and innovation were people and capital. The most significant impediments to BIM adoption are the appraisal of time and finances, as well as the tolerance of changes in approach.

Originality/value

Collaborative training and BIM education have been the most explored solutions for reducing BIM difficulties. As a result, these concerns and solutions should be investigated and implemented to ensure project success and fully use technological innovation.

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Acknowledgements

Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia for Fundamental Research Grant Scheme with Project Code: FRGS/1/2019/TSSI11/USM/02/1.

Data availability statement: Some or all data, models or code generated or used during the study are proprietary or confidential in nature and may only be provided with restrictions (e.g. anonymized data).

Citation

Munianday, P., A. Rahman, R. and Esa, M. (2023), "Case study on barriers to building information modelling implementation in Malaysia", Journal of Facilities Management, Vol. 21 No. 4, pp. 511-534. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFM-10-2021-0132

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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