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Implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Malaysia: a review


Haron, Nuzul Azam and Raja Soh, Raja Putri Zarifh Ana and Harun, Aizul Nahar (2017) Implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Malaysia: a review. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 25 (3). pp. 661-674. ISSN 0128-7680; ESSN: 2231-8526

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This paper seeks to clarify Building Information Modelling (BIM) and its implementation in Malaysia. Most developed countries that have implemented BIM in the construction industry have found it effective. This paper reviews existing literature on the implementation of BIM and examines the implementation strategies that have been developed. The review highlights numerous advantages of BIM in construction, which include, among others, reducing cost, time, carbon burden and capital cost. BIM can also help increase broader efficiencies and improve coordination and communication between each party. However, implementing BIM is complicated and requires efforts from both the government and the private sector. While the implementation of BIM may reduce costs in developed countries, it may not do so in developing countries; in Malaysia, for instance, costs act as an initial barrier. Other obstacles to implementing BIM in Malaysia include application system requirements and lack of knowledge and readiness to change. To facilitate its implementation in the construction industry, the Malaysian government needs to hold seminars to promote a better understanding of BIM. They may also introduce a properly structured BIM course by preparing a standard code of practices and guidelines for BIM in the education sector.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Building information modelling; Cost reduction; Time reduction; Construction industry
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2017 16:38
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 16:38
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