The way forward for Building Information Modelling (BIM) for contractors in Malaysia

Mohd Harris, Adi Irfan Che Ani, Ahmad Tarmizi Haron, Afifudin Husairi Husain

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Malaysian Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry is a methodology of practice that aims at shifting ways of thinking and working processes. This paper seeks to investigate the barriers, potential solutions and benefits of implementing BIM for contractors in Malaysia. The data to support this research was gathered from through a collaborative workshop between the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), conducted in June 2013 to assess the barriers, potential solutions and benefits of BIM implementation in Malaysia, specifically among contractors. The findings of this research highlighted 61 issues raised by the participants during the workshop. Additionally, the study revealed that some organisations resist change or are still not ready to adopt BIM as a tool in their projects. This paper offers practical recommendations on the two main issues; i.e. people and technology needed to be addressed, besides the continuous government support programs and serious enforcement policies and regulations which are inevitable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalMalaysian Construction Research Journal
Volume15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

Fingerprint

Construction industry
Contractors

Keywords

  • Barriers
  • Benefits
  • BIM
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Contractor
  • Malaysia
  • Solutions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction

Cite this

The way forward for Building Information Modelling (BIM) for contractors in Malaysia. / Harris, Mohd; Che Ani, Adi Irfan; Haron, Ahmad Tarmizi; Husain, Afifudin Husairi.

In: Malaysian Construction Research Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, 01.12.2014, p. 1-9.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harris, Mohd ; Che Ani, Adi Irfan ; Haron, Ahmad Tarmizi ; Husain, Afifudin Husairi. / The way forward for Building Information Modelling (BIM) for contractors in Malaysia. In: Malaysian Construction Research Journal. 2014 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 1-9.
@article{d30a0cd634cc4650bc5c2db0bd291f0e,
title = "The way forward for Building Information Modelling (BIM) for contractors in Malaysia",
abstract = "Implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Malaysian Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry is a methodology of practice that aims at shifting ways of thinking and working processes. This paper seeks to investigate the barriers, potential solutions and benefits of implementing BIM for contractors in Malaysia. The data to support this research was gathered from through a collaborative workshop between the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), conducted in June 2013 to assess the barriers, potential solutions and benefits of BIM implementation in Malaysia, specifically among contractors. The findings of this research highlighted 61 issues raised by the participants during the workshop. Additionally, the study revealed that some organisations resist change or are still not ready to adopt BIM as a tool in their projects. This paper offers practical recommendations on the two main issues; i.e. people and technology needed to be addressed, besides the continuous government support programs and serious enforcement policies and regulations which are inevitable.",
keywords = "Barriers, Benefits, BIM, Building Information Modelling, Contractor, Malaysia, Solutions",
author = "Mohd Harris and {Che Ani}, {Adi Irfan} and Haron, {Ahmad Tarmizi} and Husain, {Afifudin Husairi}",
year = "2014",
month = "12",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "15",
pages = "1--9",
journal = "Malaysian Construction Research Journal",
issn = "1985-3807",
publisher = "Construction Research Institute of Malaysia",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The way forward for Building Information Modelling (BIM) for contractors in Malaysia

AU - Harris, Mohd

AU - Che Ani, Adi Irfan

AU - Haron, Ahmad Tarmizi

AU - Husain, Afifudin Husairi

PY - 2014/12/1

Y1 - 2014/12/1

N2 - Implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Malaysian Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry is a methodology of practice that aims at shifting ways of thinking and working processes. This paper seeks to investigate the barriers, potential solutions and benefits of implementing BIM for contractors in Malaysia. The data to support this research was gathered from through a collaborative workshop between the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), conducted in June 2013 to assess the barriers, potential solutions and benefits of BIM implementation in Malaysia, specifically among contractors. The findings of this research highlighted 61 issues raised by the participants during the workshop. Additionally, the study revealed that some organisations resist change or are still not ready to adopt BIM as a tool in their projects. This paper offers practical recommendations on the two main issues; i.e. people and technology needed to be addressed, besides the continuous government support programs and serious enforcement policies and regulations which are inevitable.

AB - Implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Malaysian Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry is a methodology of practice that aims at shifting ways of thinking and working processes. This paper seeks to investigate the barriers, potential solutions and benefits of implementing BIM for contractors in Malaysia. The data to support this research was gathered from through a collaborative workshop between the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), conducted in June 2013 to assess the barriers, potential solutions and benefits of BIM implementation in Malaysia, specifically among contractors. The findings of this research highlighted 61 issues raised by the participants during the workshop. Additionally, the study revealed that some organisations resist change or are still not ready to adopt BIM as a tool in their projects. This paper offers practical recommendations on the two main issues; i.e. people and technology needed to be addressed, besides the continuous government support programs and serious enforcement policies and regulations which are inevitable.

KW - Barriers

KW - Benefits

KW - BIM

KW - Building Information Modelling

KW - Contractor

KW - Malaysia

KW - Solutions

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84921464883&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84921464883&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 15

SP - 1

EP - 9

JO - Malaysian Construction Research Journal

JF - Malaysian Construction Research Journal

SN - 1985-3807

IS - 2

ER -