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A Model of Network Communication in Building Information Modelling Supply Chain

  • Oluseye OlugboyegaEmail author
  • Abimbola Windapo
Conference paper

Abstract

The exact nature of communication among the BIM supply chain members and the significant influence of BIM process requirements on the nature of communication among the BIM supply chain members is yet to be understood. This study explores the influences of BIM process requirements on the nature of the communication process among the BIM supply chain members. The study employed a Meta-Analysis methodology for interpreting the concepts of network communication in BIM supply chain, and for developing the conceptual model. Results indicated that the two dimensions of network communication (mixed communication and structured communication) showed consistent relations with network communication. The findings provide empirical insights into the nature of network communication and highlight the importance of communication channels, communication protocols and platforms, and structured e-meeting in BIM supply chain within collaborative working processes among the supply chain stakeholders.

Keywords

BIM BIM supply chain Communication in BIM Network Communication Mixed Communication Structured Communication Communication theory 

Notes

Acknowledgment

The financial assistance of the University of Cape Town (UCT), TETFUND and the National Research Foundation (NRF) towards this research is hereby acknowledged. The opinions expressed, and conclusions arrived at, are those of the authors and are not necessarily to be attributed to UCT, TETFUND or NRF.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Construction Economics and ManagementUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa

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