Investigation of individual perceptions towards BIM Implementation-a Chongqing case study

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Liu, N., Ruan, L., Jin, R., Chen, Y., Deng, X. and Yang, T. 2019. Investigation of individual perceptions towards BIM Implementation-a Chongqing case study. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. 26 (7), pp. 1455-1475. https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-08-2018-0342
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TitleInvestigation of individual perceptions towards BIM Implementation-a Chongqing case study
AuthorsLiu, N., Ruan, L., Jin, R., Chen, Y., Deng, X. and Yang, T.
Abstract

Purpose –This research targeted on individual perceptions of BIM practice in terms of BIM benefits, critical success factors (CSFs), and challenges in Chongqing which represented the less-BIM developed metropolitan cities in China.
Design/Methodology/Approach –Adopting a questionnaire-survey approach followed by statistical analysis, the study further divided the survey population from Chongqing into subgroups according to their employer types and organization sizes. A further subgroup analysis adopting statistical approach was conducted to investigate the effects of employer type and organization size on individual perceptions.
Findings –Subgroup analysis revealed that governmental employees held more conservative and neutral perceptions towards several items in BIM benefit, CSFs, and challenges. It was inferred that smaller organizations with fewer than 100 full-time employees perceived more benefits of BIM in recruiting and retaining employees, and considered more critical of involving companies with BIM knowledge in their projects.
Originality/value –This study contributed to the body of knowledge in managerial BIM in terms that: 1) it extended the research of individual perceptions towards BIM implementation by focusing on less BIM-mature regions; 2) it contributed to previous studies of influencing factors to BIM practice-based perceptions by introducing factors related to organization type and sizes; and 3) it would lead to future research in establishing BIM climate and culture which address perceptions and behaviors in BIM adoption at both individual and organizational levels.

KeywordsManagement; Construction; Case study ; Engineering; Building information modelling ; Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications
PublisherEmerald
JournalEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management
ISSN0969-9988
Electronic1365-232X
Publication dates
Online18 Jun 2019
Print19 Aug 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited03 Jan 2019
Accepted25 Dec 2018
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
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This is the accepted version of the manuscript "Investigation of individual perceptions towards BIM Implementation-a Chongqing case study", published in the journal Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management available at https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-08-2018-0342. This article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-08-2018-0342
Web of Science identifierWOS:000479273500013
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