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A socio-cultural perspective to BIM adoption: A case study in South Africa

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© 2019 International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century. All Rights Reserved.The implementation of BHV1 in construction organisations requires various strategic and change management processes. The effect of organisational culture, manifested through external survival issues, internal integration issues and underlying assumptions, on BHV1 adoption are absent in the literature. This paper aims to illustrate that a focus on these three level of cultural manifestation within AEC organisations could lead to improved analysis of BIM adoption. An architectural organisation based in South Africa is used as a case study. Mixed method of data collection was adopted to analyse BEVTs manifestation in an Architectural organisation's culture. Interviews were conducted with key members m the organisation, and survey data of 29 respondents was used to triangulate and develop consensus about the underlaying assumptions relating to BIM. The results showed how each of the three levels of cultural manifestation is influencing BIM adoption. In particular, the findings revealed that leaders" perceptions greatly impact the adoption of BIM through the three levels of the organisational culture.

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Author(s): Knobel M, Ahmed V, Saboor S, Gledson B, Kassem M

Editor(s): Ahmed SM; Hampton P; Azhar S; Saul AD

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Collaboration and Integration in Construction, Engineering, Management and Technology : Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, London 2019

Year of Conference: 2019

Pages: 405-412

Print publication date: 22/12/2020

Online publication date: 22/12/2020

Acceptance date: 02/04/2014

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-48465-1_68

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Series Title: Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation

ISBN: 9783030484644