Trends of Building Information Modeling Adoption in the Turkish AEC Industry

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Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1188)


This paper presents the results from a comprehensive field study on BIM adoption and AEC integration targeting the Turkish AEC firms. The research objectives were to develop well-reasoned arguments supporting the role of BIM in the transformation of current business models in the Turkish AEC Industry as well as identifying the inclinations, challenges, and obstacles to BIM adoption. With in-depth interviews with industry representatives, the study returned valuable information that lead to context-dependent insights about the local AEC industry and influence of BIM adoption on all AEC operations. The findings from the study suggest that the existence of a rapidly growing interest in BIM-enabled processes and services due to local and global market dynamics and pressure. The influence of established business culture within the industry drastically affect perceptions towards the value propositions of BIM and IPD which are broadly known among the Turkish AEC firms which are different from the US and European counterparts. Results from this study motivate new discussions about BIM adoption and IPD from the perspective of the Turkish AEC Industry, and also provide arguments about the potential impacts of BIM deployment for the local and global construction projects which are undertaken by the Turkish AEC firms.


Building Information Modeling (BIM) adoption Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry Turkish AEC industry 


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  1. 1.Istanbul Technical UniversitySisli IstanbulTurkey

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