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Ade, R and Rehm, M (2021) RETRACTED ARTICLE: A summertime thermal analysis of certified green apartments for older people. Building Research & Information, 49(08), 949–60.

González-Prieto, D, Fernández-Nava, Y, Marañón, E and Prieto, M M (2021) Environmental life cycle assessment based on the retrofitting of a twentieth-century heritage building in Spain, with electricity decarbonization scenarios. Building Research & Information, 49(08), 859–77.

Jens, K and Gregg, J S (2021) The impact on human behaviour in shared building spaces as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. Building Research & Information, 49(08), 827–41.

Loosemore, M, Alkilani, S Z and Hammad, A W A (2021) The job-seeking experiences of migrants and refugees in the Australian construction industry. Building Research & Information, 49(08), 912–29.

Marocco, M and Garofolo, I (2021) Operational text-mining methods for enhancing building maintenance management. Building Research & Information, 49(08), 893–911.

Prieto, A J (2021) Fuzzy systems in the digital management of heritage timber buildings in South Chile. Building Research & Information, 49(08), 878–92.

Wang, W, Gao, S, Mi, L, Xing, J, Shang, K, Qiao, Y, Fu, Y, Ni, G and Xu, N (2021) Exploring the adoption of BIM amidst the COVID-19 crisis in China. Building Research & Information, 49(08), 930–47.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: COVID-19; building information modelling; technology adoption; event strength; technical feature; structural equation modelling;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2021.1921565
  • Abstract:
    The outbreak of COVID-19 has introduced critical challenges in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry; to address these challenges, building information modelling (BIM) can be applied as a project management tool to help enhance collaboration among stakeholders and improve business performance. Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, there is a greater need to explore and implement effective strategies to promote a wider adoption of BIM. However, increasing the willingness of project participants to adopt BIM through event management has not received much attention. Therefore, based on event system theory and innovation diffusion theory, we developed a model to explore the influence of the COVID-19 crisis on the willingness of AEC participants to adopt BIM. Structural equation modelling was performed to test the hypotheses. The results demonstrate that the intention of the AEC project participants to adopt BIM is directly driven by the COVID-19 event criticality and perceived usefulness of BIM. Moreover, the event criticality and BIM technical features (relative advantage, compatibility, and complexity) can indirectly affect this intention, through the perceived usefulness. However, the impact of event disruption and novelty on the BIM adoption intention is not significant. Several recommendations are provided to improve the BIM adoption intention of AEC participants during and after the pandemic.

Woo, J, Rajagopalan, P, Francis, M and Garnawat, P (2021) An indoor environmental quality assessment of office spaces at an urban Australian university. Building Research & Information, 49(08), 842–58.