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dc.contributor.authorDoan, D.
dc.contributor.authorGhaffarianhoseini, A.
dc.contributor.authorNaismith, N.
dc.contributor.authorZhang, T.
dc.contributor.authorRehman, attiq
dc.contributor.authorTookey, T.
dc.description.abstractBuilding Information Modelling (BIM) has rapidly developed in the construction industry recently; it is also considered as one of the core concepts in the Industry 4.0. However, BIM understanding is always seen as a significant problem for BIM implementation. Therefore, this paper aims to provide the insights into BIM awareness of the construction practitioners with the focus on the BIM definition in the New Zealand construction industry where BIM is still in its early stages. 22 interviews were conducted with 26 construction experts holding important positions in their companies and having at least eight years’ experience in the industry. The results indicated that BIM has a variety of meanings to the interviewees. Four different definitions including Building Information Model, Building Information Modelling, Building Information Management, and Software/Technology were identified which was considered inappropriate, the fallacies of definition, for the construction industry. Also, most of the construction practitioners are seen as not well-aware of BIM, especially the SMEs. Furthermore, the results also indicated that the BIM survey potentially provided a false result at least regarding the BIM adoption rate in the New Zealand construction industry, which urges the BIM survey host to clarify the BIM definition before conducting the survey. The results of this paper are hoped to alarm the government and construction organizations to have a unique BIM definition for BIM development in New Zealand to ensure the consistent understanding among the industryen_NZ
dc.publisherEDP Sciencesen_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectBIM industry standardsen_NZ
dc.subjectBIM trainingen_NZ
dc.subjectBIM (building information modelling)en_NZ
dc.subjectconstruction industryen_NZ
dc.subjectbuilding industryen_NZ
dc.titleWhat is BIM? : a need for a unique BIM definitionen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holder© the Authorsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planningen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationDoan, D., Ghaffarianhoseini, A., Naismith, N., Zhang, T., Rehman, A., & Tookey, T. (2018). What is BIM? A Need for a Unique BIM Definition. IConBEE2018: Inaugural International Conference on the Built Environment and Engineering (pp. 88).en_NZ
unitec.publication.spage05005, (2019)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleMATEC Web of Conferencesen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleIConBEE2018: Inaugural International Conference on the Built Environment and Engineeringen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationJohor Bahru, Malaysiaen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationAuckland University of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeParis, Franceen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaConstruction + Engineering

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