Barriers to BIM Adoption

Perceptions from Australian Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Reza Hosseini, Mehran Namzadi, Raufdeen Rameezdeen, Saeed BANIHASHEMI, Nicholas Chileshie

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Abstract

This study draws upon a questionnaire survey distributed amongst SMEs in Australia to offer an insight into the main barriers to BIM adoption within Australian SMEs. Based on analyses of 78 completed questionnaires from non-adopters, the main barriers making SMEs shy away from BIM adoption are discussed. The findings show that currently around 42% of Australian SMEs are engaged with BIM. It comes to light that lack of knowledge and resources within SMEs is not a major barrier for Australian SMEs. In essence, the main barriers stem from lack of interests of clients and subcontractors working for SMEs alongside the risks associated with an uncertain return on investment (ROI) for BIMs perceived by key players in SMEs. The study contributes to the field by providing an updated insight into the status quo of BIM in Australian SMEs
and spots the main barriers to target for promoting BIM adoption across Australian SMEs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAUBEA 2016
Subtitle of host publicationThe 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference
EditorsNatee Singhaputtangkul
Place of PublicationRockhampton, QLD
PublisherCentral Queensland University
Pages271-280
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781921047138
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event40TH AUSTRALASIAN UNIVERSITIES BUILDING EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (AUBEA) 2016 CONFERENCE - Rockhampton, Australia
Duration: 6 Jul 2017 → …

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Conference40TH AUSTRALASIAN UNIVERSITIES BUILDING EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (AUBEA) 2016 CONFERENCE
CountryAustralia
CityRockhampton
Period6/07/17 → …

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Hosseini, R., Namzadi, M., Rameezdeen, R., BANIHASHEMI, S., & Chileshie, N. (2016). Barriers to BIM Adoption: Perceptions from Australian Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). In N. Singhaputtangkul (Ed.), AUBEA 2016: The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference (pp. 271-280). Rockhampton, QLD: Central Queensland University.
Hosseini, Reza ; Namzadi, Mehran ; Rameezdeen, Raufdeen ; BANIHASHEMI, Saeed ; Chileshie, Nicholas. / Barriers to BIM Adoption : Perceptions from Australian Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). AUBEA 2016: The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference. editor / Natee Singhaputtangkul. Rockhampton, QLD : Central Queensland University, 2016. pp. 271-280
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Barriers to BIM Adoption : Perceptions from Australian Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). / Hosseini, Reza; Namzadi, Mehran; Rameezdeen, Raufdeen; BANIHASHEMI, Saeed; Chileshie, Nicholas.

AUBEA 2016: The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference. ed. / Natee Singhaputtangkul. Rockhampton, QLD : Central Queensland University, 2016. p. 271-280.

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Hosseini R, Namzadi M, Rameezdeen R, BANIHASHEMI S, Chileshie N. Barriers to BIM Adoption: Perceptions from Australian Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). In Singhaputtangkul N, editor, AUBEA 2016: The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference. Rockhampton, QLD: Central Queensland University. 2016. p. 271-280