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Incentivizing Collaborative BIM-Enabled Projects: A Synthesis of Agency and Behavioral Approaches

Book Description

The use of digital representations to aid in projects—Building Information Modeling (BIM)—is gaining traction worldwide as an effective and beneficial approach to executing projects that can reduce errors and improve project results. These crucial benefits are prompting many businesses and governments to mandate its use, while others search for ways to grow and incentivize the practice. In Incentivizing Collaborative BIM-Enabled Projects: A Synthesis of Agency and Behavioral Approaches, Chen-Yu Chang, PhD, explains the current state of BIM use in three distinct countries: China, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Following multiple case studies in each country, Professor Chang explores the explicit and implicit motivators that may drive BIM participation and the factors that can influence its effectiveness. The case studies offer multiple perspectives on why and how BIM-enabled projects are adopted and provide a lens for understanding BIM at varying levels of maturity and in different environments. Understanding the motivators behind the current state of BIM-enabled projects facilitates the design of incentive structures for future BIM projects. As BIM continues to evolve and transform the industry, this research provides valuable insight into the best practices for incentivizing its use. This theoretical approach gives researchers and organizations new tools and ideas to help build their own strategies to encourage BIM use and better understand its place in managing projects.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication Page
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Contents
  7. Chapter 1 – Executive Summary
    1. The Research Questions
    2. Context of the Research
    3. Brief Overview of Methodology
    4. Clearly Stated Project Findings
    5. Applications to Practice
  8. Chapter 2 – Introduction
    1. Research Background and Significance
    2. Aims and Objectives
    3. Sketch of Research Process
    4. Framing of Research Questions
  9. Chapter 3 – Literature Review
    1. Studies of Collaborative Governance in Construction (IPD/Partnering)
    2. IPD and Incentivization
    3. Studies of BIM Diffusion
    4. Behavioral Approaches
  10. Chapter 4 – Analytical Framework
    1. Overview of the Life Cycle Theory of BIM Diffusion
    2. What Problems Can Be Solved by BIM?
    3. Behavioral Influences
  11. Chapter 5 – Research Methodology
    1. Research Steps
    2. Research Method
  12. Chapter 6 – Case Studies – China
    1. Overview
    2. Project Background Information
    3. Analysis
    4. The Desired Delivery Environment for BIM Implementation
    5. Chapter Conclusions
  13. Chapter 7 – Empirical Investigation – China (1)
    1. Problem Identification
    2. The Model and Hypotheses
    3. Questionnaire Development
    4. Empirical Analysis
    5. Discussion
    6. Chapter Conclusions
  14. Chapter 8 – Empirical Investigation – China (2)
    1. Introduction
    2. The Model
    3. Result
    4. Discussions
    5. Chapter Conclusions
  15. Chapter 9 – Case Studies – United Kingdom
    1. Problem Identification
    2. Method
    3. Cross-Case Analysis
  16. Chapter 10 – Empirical Investigation – United Kingdom
    1. Hypotheses
    2. Research Method
    3. SEM Analysis
    4. Discussions
  17. Chapter 11 – Case Studies – United States
    1. Introduction
    2. Project Background
    3. Interview Result
  18. Chapter 12 – Empirical Investigation – United States
    1. Development of Hypotheses
    2. Research Method
    3. Discussions
  19. Chapter 13 – Conclusions
    1. China Survey (1): BIM and IPD
    2. China Survey (2): BIM and Incentivization Under the Influence of Behavioral Biases
    3. UK Survey
    4. U.S. Survey
  20. Appendix
    1. Budget
    2. Summary of Proposal Objectives vs. Research Accomplishments
  21. References
  22. About the Author