Investigation of individual perceptions towards BIM Implementation-a Chongqing case study

Liu, Nan, Ruan, Lin, Jin, Ruoyu, Chen, Yunfeng, Deng, Xiaokang and Yang, Tong ORCID logoORCID: (2019) Investigation of individual perceptions towards BIM Implementation-a Chongqing case study. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 26 (7) . pp. 1455-1475. ISSN 0969-9988 [Article] (doi:10.1108/ECAM-08-2018-0342)

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Purpose –This research targeted on individual perceptions of BIM practice in terms of BIM benefits, critical success factors (CSFs), and challenges in Chongqing which represented the less-BIM developed metropolitan cities in China.

Design/Methodology/Approach –Adopting a questionnaire-survey approach followed by statistical analysis, the study further divided the survey population from Chongqing into subgroups according to their employer types and organization sizes. A further subgroup analysis adopting statistical approach was conducted to investigate the effects of employer type and organization size on individual perceptions.

Findings –Subgroup analysis revealed that governmental employees held more conservative and neutral perceptions towards several items in BIM benefit, CSFs, and challenges. It was inferred that smaller organizations with fewer than 100 full-time employees perceived more benefits of BIM in recruiting and retaining employees, and considered more critical of involving companies with BIM knowledge in their projects.

Originality/value –This study contributed to the body of knowledge in managerial BIM in terms that: 1) it extended the research of individual perceptions towards BIM implementation by focusing on less BIM-mature regions; 2) it contributed to previous studies of influencing factors to BIM practice-based perceptions by introducing factors related to organization type and sizes; and 3) it would lead to future research in establishing BIM climate and culture which address perceptions and behaviors in BIM adoption at both individual and organizational levels.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
Item ID: 25876
Notes on copyright: This is the accepted version of the manuscript "Investigation of individual perceptions towards BIM Implementation-a Chongqing case study", published in the journal Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management available at This article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
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Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2019 15:13
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