Kang, J; Ryoo, B. & Faghihi, V. (2012) "Five Challenges You Need to Know for Successful BIM Application in Developing Countries", Third International Conference on Construction in Development Countries, July, Bangkok, Thailand.
Five Challenges You Need to Know for Successful BIM Application in Developing Countries
Kang, J.; Ryoo, B. and Faghihi, V.
Although many contractors in the U.S. have reported their successful implementations of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in construction, they seldom presented challenges and failures they went through. Those contractors, especially in the developing countries, who try to apply BIM to their projects for the first time, could assume that they would get the same success easily as soon as they start using BIM applications. In practice, however, no contractors can apply BIM to their projects from the beginning unless they figure out what BIM can do, what exactly they want to accomplish using BIM, what challenges they would face, and how they should handle those challenges. This paper explores five challenges that contractors in the developing countries may need to discuss before they apply BIM to their projects.
Keywords: BIM, Challenges