The Actors' Perceptions and Expectations of their Roles in BIM-based Collaboration

Eleni Papadonikolaki, Clarine van Oel

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Abstract

The inter-organisational collaboration with Building Information Modelling (BIM) is one of the hottest topics in construction sector nowadays. The implementation of BIM is a complex inter-organisational process, and the sharing of information among numerous actors from multi-disciplinary backgrounds may affect the actors’ role perception and performance. This study offers insights into the BIM roles of various actors by analysing a BIM-based project carried out by an integrated partnership across many tiers. The analysis identified inconsistencies between the actors' perceptions and their partners’ expectations of their BIM roles. Inconsistencies in BIM roles were more related to soft rather than hard (domain- or technical) skills. Mismatches were found in the architect's role, as it was deemed necessary to be more domain- and BIM-related, contrary to their perceptions. Likewise, the suppliers' role called for an enhanced BIM orientation. The paper concludes with set of suggestions for increasing the joint responsibility and supporting the multi-actor collaboration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference
Subtitle of host publicationARCOM 2016
EditorsP.W. Chan, C.J. Neilson
PublisherARCOM, Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Pages93-102
Volume1
ISBN (Print)978-0-9955463-0-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event32nd Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management: ARCOM 2016 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sep 20167 Sep 2016
Conference number: 32

Conference

Conference32nd Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Abbreviated titleARCOM
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period5/09/167/09/16

Keywords

  • Building Information Modelling
  • case study
  • collaboration
  • roles

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