Management of the Organizational and Contractual Risks of BIM Projects in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry (AEC)

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 6)

Abstract

The Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry has witnessed a revolutionary journey throughout the past few decades in the UAE and more specifically in the Emirate of Dubai, despite the numerous advancements in the tools and technologies used for designing and constructing buildings; there has always been an ambition to increase the efficiency of this process and reduce the time and resources consumed to deliver project products. One of the fastest growing technologies in the global AEC industry is the Building Information Modelling (BIM); a technique that revolves around the idea of integrating different engineering disciplines into a single unit of collaboration. As with all new technologies, there is still a large number of limitations of the BIM application that might jeopardize the benefits and opportunities of implementing it. Aiming to find BIM risks and propose mitigation strategies for them; this research paper begins by providing a brief background about the Building Information Modelling application and its significance in the design and construction processes, after that it identifies the main organizational risks associated with the BIM application, it concludes the findings from the literature review into a conceptual framework that acts as a guideline for managing the BIM organizational risks, reducing their impact and enhancing the overall BIM process, the study then uses a research tool that consists of a questionnaire examining the feedback of architects from the industry about the importance of the BIM organizational risks and their prevention strategies suggested in the research, finally the results of this survey are analyzed in the SPSS software in order to reach useful conclusions and findings.

Keywords

BIM Building information modelling Risk management AEC industry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering & ITThe British University in DubaiDubaiUAE

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