BIM Development and Trends in Developing Countries: Case Studies

Reflection and Future BIM Research

Author(s): John Rogers, Heap-Yih Chong, Christopher Preece, Chai Chai Lim and Himal Suranga Jayasena

Pp: 115-117 (3)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681080178115010013

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The technology underpinning BIM including hardware, BIM software, facilitating hardware such as IT infrastructure (firm, national and international, fixed line and mobile), software such as collaboration platforms, document management systems and emerging cloud based technologies, continues to rapidly evolve and converge. Capability is continuing to evolve with BIM data now being integrated with site surveying and engineering equipment, such as total stations, helping BIM move to site. RFID tagging and bar-coding are amongst the many initiatives extending capability throughout the supply chain. As such, the awareness and adoption of BIM can be regarded in a longitudinal perspective. The human change resistance perspective relating to acceptance of new technology and legal implications of BIM implementation are recommended for further investigations. Besides, currently there is no reliable research regarding the adoption of BIM amongst different countries and relative to each other. It is recommended that comparison research is carried out in this area. This book provides a useful insight on BIM in Malaysia and Sri Lanka and also serves as a practical reference for the developing countries.

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