BIM Implementation in the Production Phase of the Construction Process Site Management Teams’ Knowledge, Attitude and Needs
Examensarbete för masterexamen
Design and construction project management (MPDCM), MSc
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a digital database of all the characteristics of a construction, containing all the necessary data and information stakeholders can use for decision making throughout the life-cycle of a project. However, the use of BIM is mainly limited to the design phase of a project in the construction industry. Therefore, this thesis is focused on how BIM is brought out on the production sites in a studied company by looking into what the site management teams’ knowledge, attitude and needs from BIM. For this reason, there will be a research using interviews and questionnaires on finding which knowledge and attitude the site management teams of the studied company have about BIM and what is needed in order to improve the implementation of BIM in the production phase of a project. The findings from the thesis showed that the site management teams know of different uses of BIM, but they do not know how they can use it. Within the studied company there are systems in place and information, but in the studied region this have not been communicated to the site management teams. There is a lack of education among the teams and they experience very little support from the company. The issues lie in a lack of time to learn the software and no real support function existing in the organization. However, in other regions of the company they have support functions for BIM implementation and therefore it is possible to learn from within the organization. The thesis’ conclusion sees that the studied region of the organization needs to develop a strategy, education and support system for BIM implementation in the production phase. A further study could look into how different support functions operate and what is deemed functioning.
Samhällsbyggnadsteknik , Civil Engineering