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Application of building information modeling (BIM) in the Malaysian construction industry: a story of the first government project

Ahmad Latiffi, Aryani and Mohd, Suzila and Brahim, Juliana (2014) Application of building information modeling (BIM) in the Malaysian construction industry: a story of the first government project. In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.

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Building Information Modeling (BIM) is currently being used by the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry in Malaysia. It has been introduced by the Director of Public Works Department (PWD) in 2007 to reduce construction costs and avoid design problems. BIM utilization in construction can detect any clash analysis during the design stage, improves efficiency of project scheduling, reduce costs and ensure high quality of the project as well as facilitate communication among construction players. Since it has been introduced by the PWD, several projects have been constructed and being constructed using BIM and one of the project is The National Cancer Institute (NCI). The project is owned by the Malaysian government. This paper discusses the application of BIM in the project, the first project launched by the Malaysian government. A literature review was conducted to explore previous BIM studies on the history of BIM, benefits and importance, barriers and challenges as well as existing BIM projects in the Malaysian construction industry. Furthermore, semi-structured interviews were carried out with the client, consultant and contractor involved in the project. The interviews results reveal necessities and benefits of implementing BIM in completing the project. BIM is necessary for construction because its implementation can increase project quality. It is useful in assisting construction players to complete projects successfully. The results provide clear evidence of the effectiveness of implementing BIM in government projects. This paper can serve as a reference for critical studies of developing a strategy approach model for BIM implementation in the Malaysian construction industry

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: application; building information modeling (BIM); construction industry; government project; Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-844 Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Construction Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2015 06:40
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2015 06:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6594
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