A Three-Step BIM Implementation Framework for the SME Contractors

  • Arman M. KouchEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 540)


Building information modeling (BIM) is quickly booming while the ICT and digitalization are developing. Still, the BIM implementation particularly for the SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) firms like contractors in the building industry is not efficiently recognized and used. In fact, the SMEs mostly recognize BIM as just a tool to create a 3D model and are not aware of the technology, its implementation and challenges. Therefore, the main aim of this study is to introduce BIM, the factors and challenges related to implementing a basic practical adoption model to employ building information modelling technology for the SME contractors by introducing a basic, easy to implement, practical three-step BIM implementation framework, which can potentially increase their competitiveness and profit.


Building information modeling BIM implementation framework The building industry BIM adoption SME contractors 



The author would like to thank Jyrki Röpelinen, the director of civil engineering department of Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK) for the financial support and the members of the Interrg Nord project, Increasing Competence in Northern Building (ICNB), from Finland, Norway and Sweden for their contributions during the workshops and the meetings.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oulu University of Applied SciencesOuluFinland

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