Perspectives on BIM profession of bim specialists and non-BIM specialists: Case study in Vietnam

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Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 2020, 54 pp. 1223 - 1228
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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020. The adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been recently increasing within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. The current approach on adoption of BIM by the Vietnamese decision makers (e.g. government agencies and senior industry leaders) is primarily concerned with improving the adoption rate measured by the speed of diffusion and the number of adopters at basic implementation level such as 3D functions. This paper explores a different perspective on BIM adoption in Vietnam which has been neglected by proposing that the efforts of the decision makers should shift into regulatory supports and diffusion networks facilitating higher levels of BIM implementation such as 4D construction scheduling, 5D cost estimating etc. to confirm their long-term commitment to advanced BIM practices. Twenty-nine participants including BIM specialists and non-BIM specialists were selected from seven AEC organizations. Semi-structured interviews were employed for data collection. Key findings revealed general perceptions of the BIM profession such as “job insecurity”, “depleted motivation”, “BIM as supporting roles” and “BIM as new skill sets”. Recommendations for programs supporting BIM adoption are also discussed.
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