Validation of model content through a building information modelling-based contract administration

Ahmad Huzaimi, Abd Jamil and Mohamad Syazli, Fathi and Lee, Chia Kuang (2023) Validation of model content through a building information modelling-based contract administration. Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal, 15 (2s). pp. 196-209. ISSN 1947-5667. (Published)

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Purpose: This paper presents a case study exploring the extent to which the BIM contract language supplements the existing contract system employed in the Malaysian construction industry. The following categories of BIM-based contractual issues were assessed: collaboration strategy and facility management-BIM in the construction process. Design/methodology/approach: The intention of this research was to explore BIM execution within the D-B procurement system. Hence, qualitative research was conducted since this study aimed to attain a thorough comprehension of the examined phenomena, whereby the researcher attempted to explore the respondents’ perceptions and opinions regarding the topic discussed in this study and aimed to discover new thoughts and individual views. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with relevant BIM project team members followed by project document reviews using data triangulation Findings: The analysis results have answered the research question, whereby the findings from the case studies suggest that BIM-based construction projects that it is crucial to include collaboration and communication amongst construction stakeholders as a key concept to ensure an effective BIM execution. It can cause construction stakeholders to possess high efficiency in communication, which surpasses the level in traditional practice. Research limitations/implications: The initial coding framework was based on data from a literature review and condensed different possible risk factors into categories based on previous respondents’ experiences. However, this method only provides one viewpoint and interpretation within the context of the study, which means there may be discrepancies between the authors' understanding and actual experiences of the respondents. Practical implications: This study was analysed to find the practical implications of implementing BIM, especially those concerning the development of a contract form which represents the integration of BIM and facility management (FM). Moreover, in order to pick up the industry’s perspective on the recommended approaches, a document study was performed. Originality/value: There is a significant impact on the manner project stakeholders collaborate and the possible contractual challenges arising due to any disagreements that occur. Thus, it is imperative to understand BIM’s functionality, and how it helps a project, which can possibly enable the vital foundations forming the applicable contractual context. Nonetheless, limited investigations have been conducted and most did not examine industry-wide trends in validating BIM content models by critically aligning BIM functionality with various contractual, consequently contributing originality of the present paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction Industry; Building Information Modelling; Procurement; Contracts
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Management
Depositing User: Dr. Lee Chia Kuang
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2023 06:56
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2023 06:56
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