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En studie om BIM-användning inom Jönköpings Kommun / A study on BIM usage within Jönköping municipality

Purpose: Compared to other industries, the construction industry is behind in terms of the use of BIM in the work activities. The challenges that have emerged over the years have increased progressively and today the focus is on building sustainably, economically and environmentally friendly. One major reason for this is that the construction industry is generally way behind in the development and utilization of IT. Another major reason for the minimal use of BIM, which has been made by previous research on BIM usage, is that developers lack the competence and knowledge to require BIM in a project. However, it is not only the construction companies that are currently lagging behind in terms of BIM use, but also the various municipalities in Sweden that today are all at different levels regarding the use of BIM in the work activities. The aim of the study is to investigate what advantages and disadvantages the BIM use can bring to Jönköping municipality and how the municipality can start implementing BIM in their work activities. Method: In order to achieve the goal with this report, qualitative semi-structured interviews have been used as a method during the work process. Semi-structured interviews are made to give the interviewees freedom to formulate the answers. Findings: All interviewees agree that BIM usage will be improved in the near future and that they are working on implementing the tool within the municipality. They believe that the use of BIM will have a great benefit as an information transfer, but at the same time will have a great benefit in the management phase. At the same time, the interviewees describe that the municipality is also agree unanimously that there is no problem getting financial support for the development, but that much external assistance will be required in order to implement BIM in the municipality. The municipality already has other large projects underway, at the same time not all the skills and knowledge to be able to use BIM without help. Implications: The municipality do not currently use BIM even though they are aware of the clear advantages BIM usage can bring. The biggest reason may be that there is a lack of knowledge within the municipality or resources and time to start and introduce a new working method. However, the municipality are in favour of this development but for this development to be carried forward with clear guidelines and recommendations on how BIM usage can be utilized in the best way. Limitations: The investigation that has been accomplished is most relevant for Jönköping municipality, as the investigation have been done precisely in one municipality. The study can therefore not be seen as general since the municipalities in Sweden are at different levels when it comes to BIM usage. Keywords: Administration Management, Building Information Management, Building information Modeling, Client, Implementation, Information transfer
Date January 2019
CreatorsKhadi, Mohammed, Abdulkareem, Rawa
PublisherHögskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan
Source SetsDiVA Archive at Upsalla University
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeStudent thesis, info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis, text

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