An exploratory study: building information modelling execution plan (BEP) procedure in mega construction projects

An exploratory study: building information modelling execution plan (BEP) procedure in mega construction projects. Malaysian Construction Research Journal (MCRJ), 18 (1): 2. pp. 29-40. ISSN 1985-3807 (2016)


Building Information Modelling (BIM) is defined as a parametric modelling of a building containing a precise and relevant data needed to support the project phase activities. The Building Information Modelling Execution Plan (BEP) however emerges as an important business and managerial concern for BIM projects. BEP is an effective document to describe on how to implement BIM for a particular project across project phase involving the flow of work and data input that need to comply by users. Nevertheless, in Malaysia the lacks of details, ambiguity, fragmentations, and poor knowledge in executing BIM technology have obstructed the building performance. Although the potential benefits of BIM are well documented, the implementation process procedure is still unsystematic and requires a standardised plan complete with expert hands-on to execute BIM in Mega construction projects. Hence, the objectives of this paper are: to investigate the processes of BEP, to identify the information exchange among stakeholders, and to establish strategies to implement BIM in Mega construction projects. The research engaged semi-structured interviews with four respondents from the public and private organisations. Data from the interviews were analysed by using content analysis techniques. The BEP processes have revealed four (4) important elements. These are: BIM goals, BIM Use, responsible parties and decision making. The four (4) information exchanges gathered from BEP processes are: responsible parties, level of development, collaboration, and modelling requirements. Finally, six (6) strategies to implement BIM are: training program, software and hardware, government involvement, and understanding of the full potentials of BIM, participation in standard development and co-ordination workshop. The results of the
research provide an insight into the Malaysia construction projects and will provide a valuable guideline in managing BIM for Mega construction projects.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Building Information Modelling (BIM), Mega projects, Stakeholders, BIM Execution Plan (BEP)
Taxonomy: By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Building Surveying
By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Construction Management
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Eza Eliana Abdul Wahid
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2021 07:53
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2021 07:53
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