The fourth industrial revolution and organisations’ propensity towards building information modelling (BIM) adoption

Afifuddin Husairi Hussain, Mohd Khairi Abu Husain, Ahmad Farhan Roslan, Farah Fadzil, Adi Irfan Che Ani

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Ranging from the construction techniques to the project management solutions, BIM brings significant opportunities for organisations to increase productivity and efficiency. With these wide-ranging benefits, organisations must realise that BIM is no longer merely a choice, but it is a must in order to survive in the fourth industrial revolution. As the industry moves towards the fourth industrial revolution, the aim of this study is to investigate the attributes that encourage the organisations to institutionalise BIM in their business process. Qualitative research approach via semi-structured interviews was employed in this study. The target respondents of this study were 975 housings and property developers that are registered with REDHA, Malaysia. The total response rate was 17 percent. The findings revealed that ‘to increase the transparency of the construction process’ has become a deciding factor for BIM adoption for the client’s organisations in Malaysia. Furthermore, the organisations can be categorised into 4 groups, namely, Exemplar, Competence, Mediocre, and Survivor. The obtained results indicate that 52 percent of organisations in Malaysia have a positive propensity towards BIM adoption and are ready to embark into the fourth industrial revolution. It is expected that the findings from this study will assist policy makers and stakeholders to design effective policies and strategies in line with the direction to increase the likelihood of the diffusion of BIM in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-92
Number of pages14
JournalMalaysian Construction Research Journal
Volume27
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Keywords

  • Building Information Modelling
  • Industrial Revolution 4.0
  • Malaysian Construction Industry
  • Rasch Measurement Model

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  • Building and Construction

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The fourth industrial revolution and organisations’ propensity towards building information modelling (BIM) adoption. / Hussain, Afifuddin Husairi; Husain, Mohd Khairi Abu; Roslan, Ahmad Farhan; Fadzil, Farah; Ani, Adi Irfan Che.

In: Malaysian Construction Research Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 79-92.

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Hussain, Afifuddin Husairi ; Husain, Mohd Khairi Abu ; Roslan, Ahmad Farhan ; Fadzil, Farah ; Ani, Adi Irfan Che. / The fourth industrial revolution and organisations’ propensity towards building information modelling (BIM) adoption. In: Malaysian Construction Research Journal. 2019 ; Vol. 27, No. 1. pp. 79-92.
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