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29 AVR. 2018

Critical success factors for integrating BIM and sustainability principles

In recent years, there have been significant calls for a more technologically driven construction sector which would not meet the expected standards in quality, time and cost but also integrate sustainable principles in delivering its final products. This research determines and prioritises the key drivers that can enhance the integration of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and sustainable practices in construction projects.

A two-stage Delphi survey technique involving the collection of data based on the perceptions and experiences of fourteen invited experts from both academia and industry. Statistical analyses such as mean score ranking technique and standard deviation and the Kendall’s concordance test were applied to the data collated in each round.

Altogether, 30 critical success factors (CSFs) were identified from extant literature, of which early involvement of project teams, more training programs for cross-field specialists in BIM and Sustainability, and technical competence of project staff, were ranked as the three most critical factors. Meanwhile, some recommendations were proffered to the construction project stakeholders including the government.

The implementation of these key drivers would help the construction sector to implement sustainable practices and BIM while achieving the goal of sustainable urban city.