ITcon Vol. 20, pg. 442-478, http://www.itcon.org/2015/27

A review of the efforts and roles of the public sector for BIM adoption worldwide

submitted:2015
revised:July 2015
published:October 2015
editor(s):Ruikar K
authors:Jack C.P. Cheng, Assistant Professor,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology;
cejcheng@ust.hk

Qiqi Lu, M.Phil. Student,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology;
qluab@ust.hk
summary:Building Information Modeling (BIM) adoption is spreading through the public sector (including government bodies and non-profit organizations) around the globe in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. The public sector plays a key role in supporting and encouraging the adoption of BIM in the industry. Currently there is no comprehensive study on the efforts and roles of the public sector for BIM adoption. In this paper, different kinds of the efforts that the public sector has put for BIM adoption worldwide are reviewed to highlight the successful implementations of BIM and to identify the gaps in some countries. The countries covered in this paper are grouped into four regions - the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australasia. In each region, efforts of the public sector in different countries to BIM implementations including establishment of BIM programs and committees, organization of BIM activities and seminars, setting up of different BIM goals and promises, and preparation of BIM guidelines and standards are described and compared. This paper also identifies six major possible roles of the public sector for BIM adoption. The roles played by the public sector in each selected country are summarized and evaluated.
keywords:Building information modeling (BIM), BIM adoption, BIM standards, public sector
full text: (PDF file, 1.178 MB)
citation:Cheng JCP, Lu Q (2015). A review of the efforts and roles of the public sector for BIM adoption worldwide, ITcon Vol. 20, pg. 442-478, http://www.itcon.org/2015/27