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KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 1427–1435 | Cite as

Latent Provisions for Building Information Modeling (BIM) Contracts: A Social Network Analysis Approach

  • Su-Ling Fan
  • Heap-Yih Chong
  • Pin-Chao LiaoEmail author
  • Cen-Ying Lee
Construction Management
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Building Information Modeling (BIM) legal aspects contract provisions contract administration social network analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Su-Ling Fan
    • 1
  • Heap-Yih Chong
    • 2
  • Pin-Chao Liao
    • 3
    Email author
  • Cen-Ying Lee
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. of Civil EngineeringTamkang UniversityNew Tapei CityTaiwan
  2. 2.School of Built EnvironmentCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  3. 3.Dept. of Construction ManagementTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  4. 4.School of Built EnvironmentUniversity of Reading MalaysiaIskandar PuteriMalaysia

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