This research explores the current availability of BIM measurement systems, processes, and toolsets as well as their limitations and opportunities for development through the utilization of a two-phase data collection and analysis approach. The design of the study initiates phase one with a thematic review of underpinning literature alongside a focus group survey questionnaire as part of the data collection exercise which included 15 BIM experts from both academia and industrial environments respectively. The second phase of the study explores and analyses the existing underpinning literature supporting for the implementation of adopted BIM measurement and management methodologies and practices. Following the exploration and data collection phases, analysis of the findings show that existing measurement systems developed by both academia (63.89%) and industry (36.11%) to support the measurement of BIM are represented by 36 dominant methodologies, with a heightened yet limiting focus on providing the ability to measure BIM performance (42%), followed by BIM maturity (30%) and BIM competency (28%) which are mostly aligned with measuring the standardized compliant approach to BIM implementation. Furthermore, due to the subjective nature of collaborative BIM on a project-by-project basis, issues were raised such as the complexity of implementing and measuring BIM in a manner that best positions people and teams to harness their abilities and thusly increasing the likelihood of achieving the required outcome(s) progressively throughout and across the entire BIM project. In response to these gaps and opportunistic findings, a novel measurement and mitigation methodology was developed to support the measurement, management, and implementation of collaborative BIM for a range of diverse practitioners, focused on ascertaining the complexity, confidence and impacts alongside risk mitigation that the task/objective may inherit. Further, this approach enables practitioners to move away from static and restrictive high-level BIM measurement and towards an active BIM management methodology for implementation across a heterogenous range of BIM project types, at varying stages of their lifecycle.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2021|
|Event||21st International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality - |
Duration: 8 Dec 2021 → 10 Jan 2022
|Conference||21st International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality|
|Period||8/12/21 → 10/01/22|