Grasping brutal and incremental bim innovation through institutional logics

Eleni Papadonikolaki*

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Abstract

Building Information Modelling (BIM) as an innovation contributes to construction digitalisation. BIM affects various actors of the built environment, e.g. government structures, enterprises, and industry groups. Notably, BIM is not newly-found, yet it radically alters the way construction firms operate. BIM evolved from an industrysponsored effort to share consistent information among low tiers of the supply chain, towards collaboration across all tiers. As public bodies start to mandate BIM, firms have to radically -or brutally -innovate their businesses. This paper explores BIM innovation via the lens of institutional logics in contexts with low and high BIM diffusion. It compares the United Kingdom -where BIM was mandated in 2016 -and some Nordic countries and the Netherlands -where it is not yet mandated. The study draws upon grey and scientific literature to explain how innovation unfolds macroscopically and concludes that contextual sensitivities are lacking in BIM debate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM - 33rd Annual Conference 2017, Proceeding
EditorsPaul W Chan, C J Neilson
PublisherARCOM, Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Pages54-63
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780995546318
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2017 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sept 20176 Sept 2017

Conference

Conference33rd Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period4/09/176/09/17

Keywords

  • BIM
  • Innovation diffusion
  • Institutional logic

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