Translating building information modelling: A study of the BIM implementation process at a large Swedish client organisation
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, ARCOM 2016, Association of Researchers in Construction Management , 2016, 123-132 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is currently widely discussed within both the construction industry and the academia. There is a view that it is a new paradigm presenting possibilities to address the slow increase in productivity currently perceived in the construction industry. Around the world many governments and public client organisations are developing their implementation processes for BIM. In this paper the largest infrastructure client in Sweden is studied. Based on a Case study, the BIM implementation process at this actor is described. These results serve as an empirical example of how BIM is being implemented in order to improve both productivity and innovation in the construction industry. These results have been analysed inspired by theory of 'sociology of translation'. This study concludes that the main tool used to enrol actors into BIM use is demanding model based delivery of project information. However, less emphasis is put on how these models will influence work practices for both the client's project organisation and contractors and consultants in the projects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Association of Researchers in Construction Management , 2016. 123-132 p.
BIM, Building Information Modelling, Implementation, Sociology of translation, Construction industry, Information theory, Management science, Productivity, Project management, Social sciences, Implementation process, Model-based OPC, Project informations, Project organisations, Public clients, Work practices, Architectural design
Economics and Business Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-201977ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84991694120OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-201977DiVA: diva2:1078365
32nd Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2016, 5 September 2016 through 7 September 2016
QC 201703032017-03-032017-03-032017-03-03Bibliographically approved