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Latent provisions for building information modeling (BIM) contracts: a social network analysis approach

Fan, S.-L., Chong, H.-Y., Liao, P.-C. and Lee, C.-Y. (2019) Latent provisions for building information modeling (BIM) contracts: a social network analysis approach. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 23 (4). pp. 1427-1435. ISSN 1976-3808

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/s12205-019-0064-8

Abstract/Summary

The effective adoption and use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) require appropriate contract design to fairly allocate the contracting parties’ rights and responsibilities. Several standards for BIM protocols and contracts have been developed for the industry. However, the awareness and the use of these are rather limited, leading to unclear provisions in BIM contracts. Therefore, the research aims to identify the influential legal aspects that serve as the latent contract provisions in BIM contracts. A questionnaire survey was conducted to survey experts and active BIM users in construction projects. The data were analyzed using social network analysis (SNA) by assuming interdependent relationships among various the legal aspects in BIM contacts. The key legal aspects associated with BIM contracts pertain to the roles and responsibilities of the project participants. The results also reveal that data security is the center of all latent legal aspects in the contracts. The study provides significant new insights into clarifying the required contract provisions in BIM contracts.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Business Innovation in Construction
Faculty of Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Digital Practices
University of Reading Malaysia
ID Code:87575
Publisher:Korean Society of Civil Engineers

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