Decisionmakers overview on implementation of BIM

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Palle Bisgaard
4. term, Building Informatics (, Master (Master Programme)
In 2008, the Danish building industry during to Golden Vang, Lindhart, & Jensen, (2008) conducted an investigation into whether the spread of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the industry would take place in the near future. A similar study in 2010 from the Danish Construction Association showed that the prevalence had not reached the previously predicted level.
In preparing this thesis, a series of interviews have been carried out with key individuals in the purchase and sale of applications. These interviews show that the decision makers agree that insufficient overview of the consequences of implementation of new applications and working methods have had an effect on the prevalence of BIM in the industry.
The intention of this thesis is to contribute to the prevalence of BIM by illuminating some of the conse-quences in play when implementing new applications and working methods. This is in order to address the current lack of perspective of the decision makers. The consequences of implementing BIM will be highlighted as areas of development and analyzed using relevant theories in the analysis. To exemplify the different fields of development, the analysis of practical casestudies are presented to clarify issues in the implementation of BIM. The analysis of these development areas provides a basis for the development of a future implementation analysis application that can be used in connection with the sale and implementation of other applications.
Based on the analysis of individual development areas, an implementation-analysis-application would therefore be outlined. This should be able to handle the different points within the individual development areas and the temporal and economic effects of the individual points. The purpose of the implementation-analysis-application is to provide the decision maker with a better overview and a comprehensive implementation plan for possible new applications in the enterprise. The analysis outline of the points within individual development areas are further developed into an application model that shows the general principles of implementation-analysis-application.
As well as the application model, this thesis discusses how items within individual development areas, used in connection with an implementation analysis, show a complex relationship between items within and across development.
The thesis concludes with the elements that should be found in a future implementation-analysis-application, and finally a set of additional perspectives, outlining the next steps in the development of an implementation-analysis-application.
Publication date12 Jan 2012
Number of pages106
ID: 58855572