1st Edition

A Building Information Modelling Maturity Model for Developing Countries

    144 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides a reference point for the development of Building Information Modelling (BIM) maturity in the developing country context. Developing countries have been observed to have low BIM maturity and are struggling to adopt the technology amidst no clearly defined pathways for achieving BIM capability maturity. The research presented in this book provides construction industry stakeholders in developing countries with a framework and nomological map to aid in the advancement of BIM implementation. This work provides a pathway for overcoming the challenges inhibiting BIM maturity in developing countries and ultimately its diffusion in order to harness the benefits. The authors provide critical theoretical insights on BIM maturity in the developing country context, a comparative analysis of BIM maturity in both developing and developed countries, and finally, a conceptualisation of BIM maturity for developing countries. The book is unique as its construct is rooted in the state-of-the-art information management standards in the digitalisation era in the construction industry (ISO 19650). The book delivers a theoretical reference point to the academic and research community and for the industry stakeholder, an essential guide to achieving BIM maturity at macro and micro levels.

    1. General Introduction Part 2: Understanding BIM Diffusion in the Construction Industry in Developing Countries 2. Understanding BIM Diffusion in the Construction Industry in Developing Countries 3. Global BIM Adoption Strategies 4. Overview of BIM as a Driver for Optimum Performance of the Construction Industry Part 3: Theoretical Perspective of Digitalisation Capability Maturity 5. Maturity Model 6. Evaluation of Relevant Existing Maturity Models Part 4: Conceptual Perspective of BIM Maturity Model 7. Conceptualisation of the BIM Maturity Model 8. Evaluation of the BIM Maturity Model in a Developing Country


    Samuel A. Adekunle is a professional Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager and a lecturer and researcher at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Obuks Ejohwomu is Senior Lecturer in Project Management in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester, UK.

    Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa is a Professor in the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying and Director of cidb Centre of Excellence & Sustainable Human Settlement and Construction Research Centre, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Wellington Didibhuku Thwala is Director School of Engineering and Distinguished Research Professor in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa.

    Mahamadu Abdul-Majeed is Associate Professor of Innovative and Industrialised Construction at The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction UCL, UK.