Building Information Modeling: Quality of life


  • Roshana Takim Centre of Construction Management Studies, FSPU, Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Mohd Harris Centre of Postgraduate Studies, FSPU, Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Abdul Hadi Nawawi Centre of Estate Management Studies, FSPU, Universiti Teknologi MARA



The adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) constitutes a paradigm shift in the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Broader BIM adoption will transform construction processes to achieve greater efficiency to improve the quality of life (QOL) of construction stakeholders. This paper seeks to identify determinant factors and implementation gaps of BIM in the AEC industry.  A case study was conducted through a preliminary workshop organised by CIDB among the five potential stakeholders from Malaysian public and private. Finally, the workshop suggested an ‘affordable BIM concept' with ‘pay-per-use or periodical license' method to be adopted for SMEs contractors.

2398-4295 © 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK.. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: Building Information Modeling (BIM); BIM influencing model; construction; technology


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