Barriers of Adoption Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Construction Projects of Iraq

  • Wadhah A. Hatem Middle Technical University
  • Abbas M. Abd University of Diyala
  • Nagham Nawwar Abbas University of Diyala


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Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a unified and comprehensive system for all that associated with the construction project, which includes a set of effective policies, procedures, and computer applications that increase the level of performance in construction project during its life cycle. Through this study investigate about the potential barriers which facing the adoption of BIM was performed. The quantitative approach was adopted by conducting a questionnaire directed to professionals in the field of construction projects in the public and private sectors. Three hundred copies of the forms were distributed to the private companies and governmental institutions and departments. The data were subjected to the appropriate statistical analysis and the results showed that the three highest potential barriers of using BIM in Iraq are a weakness of the government's efforts, Poor knowledge about the benefits of BIM, and resistance to change.

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Author Biographies
Wadhah A. Hatem

Baquba Technical Institute, Middle Technical University, Baquba, Iraq

Abbas M. Abd

Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, University of Diyala, Baquba, Iraq

Nagham Nawwar Abbas

Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Diyala, Baquba, Iraq

Vol 22 No 2, Mar 30, 2018
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W. Hatem, A. Abd, and N. Abbas, “Barriers of Adoption Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Construction Projects of Iraq”, Eng. J., vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 59-81, Mar. 2018.

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