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CMBAS tool for assessing BIM adoption status in construction markets: application for Egypt

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posted on 2023-10-04, 15:58 authored by Marwa Tahseen, Tarek HassanTarek Hassan, Hesham Bassioni, Karen BlayKaren Blay

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.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Buildings

Volume

13

Publisher

MDPI

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© the authors

Publisher statement

This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Acceptance date

2023-09-26

Publication date

2023-09-29

Copyright date

2023

eISSN

2075-5309

Language

  • en

Depositor

Prof Tarek Hassan. Deposit date: 28 September 2023

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