A Preliminary Implementation Framework of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Algerian AEC Industry
Keywords:Building Information Modelling, BIM, BIM framework, BIM implementation, Algerian AEC industry.
The construction industry is one of the most growing sectors worldwide, it plays a great role in boosting the economy. The construction sector in Algeria has recently witnessed an upward growth, due to the Algerian government’s vision to develop economic activity and boost the residential construction market. On the other hand, the Algerian construction market is suffering from the lack of efficiency; projects delay and less quality of projects delivery. It becomes very necessary to find a way to improve these inefficiencies by adopting new approaches and technologies. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is becoming a widespread and common approach in the design, construction and maintenance of building facilities as BIM reduces waste, improves construction quality and enhance collaboration among the construction stakeholders. Hence, it becomes necessary to start gradually introducing BIM to the Algerian construction industry in order to improve its productivity. This paper addresses BIM implementation in the Algerian AEC industry and proposes a preliminary framework towards its implementation. Through a questionnaire survey, we explored the BIM capabilities, BIM awareness and BIM maturity of the Algerian AEC players. Based on the questionnaire findings and literature review, this paper proposes an effective BIM implementation based on both levels of macro-adoption and micro-adoption. The framework developed is based on three main aspects comprise of technology, process and policy. This study is considered as the first implementation framework of Building information modelling in the Algerian AEC industry. The framework proposed will be used as a reference for the Algerian researchers and professionals.
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