CMBAS tool for assessing BIM adoption status in construction markets: application for Egypt
Countless efforts were conducted worldwide to obtain the BIM position of markets. Yet, a gap in the contemporary literature to comprehensively assess construction markets’ BIM adoption status (CMBAS) exists. A comprehensive assessment will assist decisionmakers in making insightful decisions regarding the wide adoption of BIM in order to make appropriate strategic decisions. The authors designed a tool to detect the BIM adoption status of construction markets comprehensively to ensure a complete understanding of CMBAS when designing BIM initiatives. The tool was applied to Egypt as an example of a developing market and verified and validated through experts’ reviews. A comparative analysis was performed to benchmark the BIM status of this market throughout the years. Appropriate research methods, sampling techniques, and descriptive and inferential analyses were deployed. It was concluded that BIM professionals in Egypt can play an essential role in spreading BIM to the construction market. The market is changing from the use of AutoCAD 2D to other BIM tools; however, more than half the market reached high BIM levels mostly through self-training, particularly with the deficiency of relevant university courses. A CMBAS tool will facilitate benchmarking BIM status among countries to assist in closing technological gaps with the evolving digital transformation.
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
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