The influence of BIM on the responsibilities and skills of a project delivery team

Mike Gathercole, Niraj Thurairajah

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an emerging approach to construction that combines the use of virtual models and the principles of mutual information sharing to establish a collaborative environment in built environment projects. It is currently the subject of much discussion, among which is how it might affect the interaction between traditional construction project roles. This study focused on viewing the demand for positions that operated in a BIM setting to evaluate a set of roles that will be found in teams in the future. By analysing over 300 job adverts and comparing the findings with observational and conceptual literature, the research determined a set of management, coordinating and technical role types that interacted with BIM either directly or by proxy. The summary of this set should provide an increased understanding of the changing shape of built environment project teams.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational conference on construction in a changing world
Subtitle of host publicationconference proceedings
EditorsDilanthi Amaratunga, Richard Haigh, Les Ruddock, Kaushal Keraminiyage, Udayangani Kulatunga, Chaminda Pathirage
PublisherInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Construction in Changing World: Construction in a Changing World - Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Duration: 7 May 20147 May 2014


ConferenceInternational Conference on Construction in Changing World
Country/TerritorySri Lanka
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