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The Impact of Individual Beliefs and Expectations on BIM Adoption in the AEC Industry

10 pagesPublished: October 23, 2017

Abstract

The use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction industry has been growing steadily during the last decade, yet there is a continues resistance to its adoption, due to some users’ unawareness of BIM benefits. BIM adoption is associated with an individual’s willingness towards using it which is driven by individual beliefs and expectations of BIM use consequences. Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) identified perceived usefulness (PE) and perceived ease of use PEOU as variables to inform us with user’s mind-set and intentions towards the use of technology. This research proposes a conceptual framework for exploring and measuring individual willingness level for adopting BIM, based on individual beliefs and expectations of BIM use consequences in construction industry. The research conducted literature review on technology acceptance and use theories from IS mainstream to identify the individual beliefs and expectations variables, then conducted a literature review on case studies researches that directly applied TAM, to contextualize the variables into BIM in construction environment. The research outcome identified the individual willingness constructs to accept and use BIM: performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social conditions, facilitating conditions, and attitude towards using.

Keyphrases: BIM adoption, Building Information Modelling, Individual believes and expectations, Technology Acceptance Model

In: Marsha Lamb (editor). AUBEA 2017: Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference 2017, vol 1, pages 466--475

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BibTeX entry
@inproceedings{AUBEA2017:Impact_of_Individual_Beliefs,
  author    = {Shadi Batarseh and Imriyas Kamardeen},
  title     = {The Impact of Individual Beliefs and Expectations on BIM Adoption in the AEC Industry},
  booktitle = {AUBEA 2017: Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference 2017},
  editor    = {Marsha Lamb},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Education Science},
  volume    = {1},
  pages     = {466--475},
  year      = {2017},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair, http://www.easychair.org},
  url       = {https://easychair.org/publications/paper/MhkG},
  doi       = {10.29007/v8xl}}
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