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  • 8/10/2019 Institution of Engineers Malaysia's Journal


  • 8/10/2019 Institution of Engineers Malaysia's Journal


    1 Exploring the Barriers and Driven Factors in Implementing

    Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Malaysian

    Construction Industry: A Preliminary Study

    by Zahriza Zakaria, Nasly Mohamed Ali, Ahmad Tarmizi Haron,

    Amanda Marshall Ponting and Zuhairi Abd Hamid

    11 Bifurcation Behaviour of the Buck Converter

    by Ir. Dr Ng Kok Chiang, Dr Nadia Tan Mei Lin and

    Dr Michelle Tan Tien Tien

    24 Novel Bimetallic Tin-Manganese Oxides/Carbon Nanotube

    Nanocomposite and Their Charge Storage Properties

    by Ir. Dr Ng Kok Chiang, Ms. Siew Shee Lim and Dr Chuang Peng

    40 Numerical Simulation of the Decay of Grid-generatedTurbulence in a Shock Tube

    by Mohammad Ali Jinnah

    49 Guideline for Authors

    51 Referees Form

    Vol. 75, No. 1, June 2014KDN PP5476/10/2012 (030203) ISSN 0126-513X

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  • 8/10/2019 Institution of Engineers Malaysia's Journal


    Journal The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (Vol. 75, No. 1, June 2014) 1

    Exploring the Barriers and Driving Factors in ImplementingBuilding Information Modelling (BIM) in the Malaysian

    Construction Industry: A Preliminary Study

    (Date received: 02.05.13/Date accepted: 20.12.2013)

    Z., Zahrizan1; Nasly, Mohamed Ali1; Ahmad, Tarmizi Haron1; Amanda Marshall-Ponting2; and Zuhairi, Abd. Hamid3

    1Faculty of Civil Engineering and Earth Resources, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Gambang, Kuantan2School of Build Environment, University of Salford Manchester, Salford, United Kingdom

    3Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM),

    Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Cheras, Kuala Lumpur



    In Malaysia, Building Information Modelling (BIM) has recently gained attraction from construction players and

    some of them have applied it to several projects. By utilising the BIM process, the construction players have the

    opportunity to plan, coordinate and design in an integrated approach. This is one of the many benets that they could

    gain and resulting in increased productivity. Despite these benets, the implementation of BIM in the Malaysian

    construction industry is still lagging behind Singapore, for instance. Thus, it warrants a study such as the present to

    determine what are the actual barriers that hamper its implementation and what are the driving factors that could

    enhance its pace of implementation in the Malaysian construction industry. In this study, a questionnaire survey

    based on Convenience Sampling Method was carried out to gather the possible barriers and driving factors for

    BIM implementation among the Malaysian construction players. Additionally, Relative Importance Indices (RII)

    were used to analyse the data obtained and to identify those barriers and driving factors for the implementation ofBIM in this country. Consequently, results of this study revealed that the main barriers for implementing the BIM

    are: 1) Lack of knowledge about BIM, 2) Reluctance and/or no insistence shown by the Malaysian construction

    industry players (Clients, Contractors and Consultants alike) on the use or implementation of BIM. The driving

    factors, on the other hand, that could lead to the speeding up of the implementation of BIM are: 1) Support and

    enforcing the implementation of BIM by the Government, 2) promote BIM training program and 3) Initiatives of

    senior management of the related industry players. In conclusion, for successful wide spread application of BIM

    in Malaysia, a good push from the government alone is far from enough. All other construction industry players

    mentioned must assume their roles well in promoting the use of BIM in their construction projects.

    Keywords: Building Information Modelling, BIM, Malaysian Construction Industry, Barriers, Driving Factors


    In Malaysia, the construction industry has been identied

    as an area that plays an important part in contributing to the

    Malaysian economy and contributes to approximately 3 to

    5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) annually

    [1]. Although the Malaysian construction industry plays asignicant role contributing to the growth of Malaysias

    economy, in the era of globalisation the Malaysian

    construction industry needs to evolve. The Malaysian

    construction industry must upgrade the current construction

    approach, whether in terms of practice, management or

    technology in order to be globally competitive because

    since the 1960s, construction industry has not transformed

    much in term