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Alzoubi, Y, Locatelli, G and Sainati, T (2024) The ugly side of construction: modern slavery in the 2022 FIFA World Cup program. Construction Management and Economics, 42(05), 412–30.

Bridgeman, J and Loosemore, M (2024) Evaluating social procurement: a theoretically informed and methodologically robust social return on investment (SROI) analysis of a construction training initiative developed to reduce the risk of youth homelessness in Wales. Construction Management and Economics, 42(05), 387–411.

Chiu, L F, Lowe, R, Raslan, R, Altamirano-Medina, H and Wingfield, J (2014) A socio-technical approach to post-occupancy evaluation: interactive adaptability in domestic retrofit. Building Research & Information, 42(05), 574-90.

Dell’Anna, F, Berta, M, Bottero, M, Mallia, G and Morgese, V (2024) Multicriteria-decision support for master plan scheduling: urban regeneration of an industrial area in Northern Italy. Construction Management and Economics, 42(05), 476–501.

Forcada, N, Macarulla, M, Gangolells, M and Casals, M (2014) Assessment of construction defects in residential buildings in Spain. Building Research & Information, 42(05), 629-40.

Görsch, C, Seppänen, O, Peltokorpi, A and Lavikka, R (2024) Task planning and control in construction: revealing workers as early and late planners. Construction Management and Economics, 42(05), 431–50.

Hedayati, M, Iyer-Raniga, U and Crossin, E (2014) A greenhouse gas assessment of a stadium in Australia. Building Research & Information, 42(05), 602-15.

Hojem, T S M, Sørensen, K H and Lagesen, V A (2014) Designing a ‘green’ building: expanding ambitions through social learning. Building Research & Information, 42(05), 591-601.

Hu, Y and Dossick, C S (2024) Decoding the dynamics of BIM use practice in construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 42(05), 451–75.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Building information modeling; structuration theory; technology-in-practice; practice lens;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2023.2277925
  • Abstract:
    Over the past two decades, thought leaders positioned Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a driver to change the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. However, instances of unexpected BIM use have surfaced, with projects often shifting from BIM to hybrid or even solely 2D practices midway. What technology use conditions cause these practice-based rejections of BIM use and how these happen have not been fully explored and make BIM cannot fully play its role in a project. To fill this gap, we use structuration theory as a theoretical lens to analyze the interactions between BIM and project teams and explore how three technology use conditions, (interpretive, technological, and institutional), impact the interactions, which finally shape technology use practices. Specifically, a case study method has been selected. The research team attended a project for two years, collected meeting observations, and conducted surveys and interviews to track the emergent and situated BIM use practice in an integrated project setting with technology use conditions that changed over the course of the project. We analyzed how the three technology use conditions impacted the interactions between BIM and project teams in different ways and how these impacted change in different project phases. We conclude that the sustained use of BIM requires the alignment of project organizations with BIM features and alignment with both top-down and bottom-up investment in practice change, which includes motivation for senior management investment in a sustained project team, in individual capability training, and in early planning.

Pivo, G (2014) Unequal access to energy efficiency in US multifamily rental housing: opportunities to improve. Building Research & Information, 42(05), 551-73.

Sporrong, J and Kadefors, A (2014) Municipal consultancy procurement: new roles and practices. Building Research & Information, 42(05), 616-28.