An organizational perspective on implementing BIM for business value: a case study of a large public client

TitleAn organizational perspective on implementing BIM for business value: a case study of a large public client
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsVass S, Gustavsson TKarrbom
Number of Pages47
KeywordsBuilding information modelling, business model, construction management, organizational change
Abstract

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been claimed to improve the construction industry’s productivity, lower the impact on the environment and support innovation. Most BIM research has focused on the technical aspects of BIM and on identifying the effects of using BIM, leaving the organizational perspective mostly neglected. In information systems (IS) research, the organisational perspective has received much attention and the IT business value model has been used to describe what organisational conditions are necessary for business value creation through IT. The IT business value model is applied as a framework when analysing a qualitative case study of a large Swedish public infrastructure clients´ implementation of BIM. The purpose is to explore what organisational challenges are related to implementing BIM for business value creation. The findings show there are both intra – and inter organisational challenges related to implementing BIM for business value, such as challenges in changing work processes, demanding BIM in procurement, providing incentives to BIM, providing new role descriptions and developing common industry-wide standards. The findings offer new insights into what organizational challenges there are related to implementing BIM for business value and develop the theories in construction management and BIM research on value creation through BIM