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Maturity of BIM Implementation in the Jordanian AEC Industry

Authors: Saif El-Safadi, Michael Gerges, Matthew Clarke, Tala Damra, Ahmed Khalafallah, Peter Demian, Omar Selim, Marek Salamak, Georgios Kapogiannis

Journal:  Emirati Journal of Civil Engineering and Applications

Volume: Vol 2 Issue 1

Keywords: Building Information Modelling, BIM, Jordan, Construction, AEC, Benefits, Barriers, Implementation.


Abstract

Purpose: The Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry in Jordan is continually evolving and integrating new methods and technologies. However, the implementation of BIM workflows and digitised processes has been very slow. This research aims to provide an assessment of the current status of BIM implementation and use within the AEC industry in Jordan. Design / methodology / approach: AEC professionals in Jordan were surveyed using a questionnaire and perceptions of BIM was obtained by follow-up structured interviews with experienced AEC professionals. Findings: This research evaluates the maturity of BIM understanding and implementation in Jordan and identifies three critical areas for the improvement and optimisation of BIM implementation in Jordan. Originality / value: This research provides a current view of the status of BIM implementation within the AEC industry in Jordan, identifies progress to date towards raising awareness of the benefits of BIM adoption, makes the needed information available for policy makers and project stakeholders, and proposes potential initiatives to support the implementation of BIM across Jordan.

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