Identifying and prioritizing the barriers to BIM implementation in Iran

Document Type : Research Article


1 Engineering and Construction Management, School of Civil Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

2 Engineering and Construction Management Department, School of Civil Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad


With the expansion of the global application of building information modeling (BIM) in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry and the benefits of this approach to everyone, the application of this new method in many countries, including Iran, is facing many obstacles. Therefore, one of the necessary actions to increase the adoption and implementation of this new approach in Iran is to study the obstacles and challenges facing it. In this paper, using a questionnaire, the importance of obstacles and challenges from the perspective of experts was assessed. Analysis of collected data with the help of Kendall ranking showed that the most important challenges and obstacles facing the adoption and implementation of BIM in the Iranian AEC industry are: Lack of policy and roadmap in the organization, lack of knowledge and support of senior management, lack of readiness of the manufacturing industry, lack of attention to various aspects of BIM in current contracts and lack of guidelines and application standards. Also, those in charge of overcoming these obstacles and challenges were identified at four levels of decision-making: (1) government, (2) professional institutions and associations, (3) organization, and (4) inter-organizational. In the mentioned questionnaire, the level of responsibility of each level in front of removing obstacles was also evaluated and using the risk analysis method, prioritization of obstacles and challenges for different levels of decision making was determined.


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