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Requirements for cloud-based BIM governance solutions to facilitate team collaboration in construction projects

Alreshidi, Eissa, Mourshed, Monjur and Rezgui, Yacine 2016. Requirements for cloud-based BIM governance solutions to facilitate team collaboration in construction projects. Requirements Engineering 10.1007/s00766-016-0254-6

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Abstract

Construction projects involve multi-disciplinary and multi-actor collaborations that generate massive amounts of data over their lifecycle. Data are often sensitive, and embody rights, ownership and intellectual property of the creator. Managing project information raises concerns about security, inconsistency and loss of data. Conventional approach of dealing with the complexities of data management involves the adoption of BIM based solutions that lack suitable means for the governance of collaboration, and access and archival of managed data. To overcome the limitations of BIM, Cloud-based governance solutions have been suggested as a way forward. However, there is a lack of understanding of construction ICT (Information and Communication Technology) practices from the perspectives of data management and governance. This paper aims to fill this gap; first, by exploring barriers related to BIM adoption and collaboration practices, in particular, issues related to data management and governance that can potentially be ameliorated with Cloud technologies, and second, by identifying key requirements for Cloud-based BIM governance solutions. A structured questionnaire was conducted among informed construction practitioners in this study. The findings reveal several barriers to BIM adoption alongside ICT and collaboration issues with an urgent need to develop a BIM governance solution underpinned by cloud technology. Further, a number of important requirements for developing BIM governance solutions have been identified.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building information modelling (BIM); BIM adoption barriers; BIM governance; Data governance; Construction industry; Cloud computing
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISSN: 0947-3602
Funders: Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau in London
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 21:49
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/91121

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