An examination of BIM collaboration training programmes being implemented by UK construction management companies

Watton, Lewis Derek (2013) An examination of BIM collaboration training programmes being implemented by UK construction management companies. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    From the outset, the aim of this study has been to critically appraise what different sized UK construction management companies are doing to prepare their construction managers in inter-professional collaborative working when using BIM. The literature provides a good starting point by outlining the most prominent BIM collaboration training frameworks which have been developed by various academic and industry sources which have looked to provide a structure for business and academic BIM collaboration training programmes. The literature also gives a background on the skills and education which authors have stated should be included in a collaboration training programme.
    By using triangulated data collection methods consisting of quantitative questionnaires combined with qualitative semi-structured interviews, an in-depth exploration of the opinions held by employees who were either working for companies who were looking to training their employees in BIM collaboration, or, if the company was not looking to adopt BIM, the reasons and logic behind not doing this.
    With previous literature referring to the frameworks and skills required of a BIM collaboration training programme, this study has been able to identify which of these frameworks and skills are the main ones being implemented by companies adopting BIM, and which of them appear to have little attention paid to them, as well as the methods these training elements are delivered by. Where companies are not adopting BIM, the reasons for not doing this and the impact this may have on the company’s future competitiveness from the company’s perspective and also the employees personal perspective was obtained.
    This study also provides the basis for a continuation of the study by suggesting areas which were highlighted during the research as being worthy of further research, including anomalous data, the alternative methods of collaboration suggested by those not adopting BIM, and the impact of the global recession on BIM adoption rates.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2014 09:12
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:39
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15179

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