Potential Improvement of Building Information Modeling (BIM) Implementation in Malaysian Construction Projects

  • Aryani Ahmad Latiffi
  • Suzila MohdEmail author
  • Umol Syamsyul Rakiman
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 467)


Application of building information modeling (BIM), such as preview design clashes and visualize project’s model increase effectiveness in managing construction projects. However, its implementation in Malaysian construction projects is slow in order to see and gain the benefits. Therefore, this paper aims to explore on potential improvement that could increase BIM implementation in construction projects. A literature review was conducted in the history of BIM and its effects on construction projects in Malaysia. This is further supported by semi-structured interviews with construction players, consist of client, architect, structural engineer, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineers as well as contractor to discover potential improvement that could increase BIM implementation in construction projects. Encouragement from the government and top managerial level in an organization were found as a way to increase BIM implementation in construction projects. Highlighting the potential improvement is expected to increase BIM implementation in construction projects.


Building Information Modeling (BIM) Construction industry Construction project Improvement Malaysia 



The authors would like to thank the Ministry of Education of Malaysia (MOE), and the Office of Research, Innovation, Commercialization and Consultancy (ORICC), UTHM, for supporting this research under the Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (Vote No. E029) as well as to the respondents (public and private sectors), which willing to share all information for this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aryani Ahmad Latiffi
    • 1
  • Suzila Mohd
    • 1
    Email author
  • Umol Syamsyul Rakiman
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Technology Management and BusinessUniversiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)Batu PahatMalaysia

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