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Understanding BIM's impact on professional work practices using activity theory

TL;DR: The authors describe the BIM literature as largely devoid of critical theoretical perspectives and theorization capable of explaining the nature of change in work practices in a holistic way, and criticise its lack of critical theory and theory.
Abstract: Recent critiques of the BIM literature describe it as largely devoid of critical theoretical perspectives and theorization capable of explaining the nature of change in work practices in a holistic...
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01 Jan 2010

87 citations

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TL;DR: The architecture engineering construction industry has been plagued by notoriously low efficiency, high error rates, and large budget and time overruns.
Abstract: The architecture engineering construction (AEC) industry has been plagued by notoriously low efficiency, high error rates, and large budget and time overruns. The main cause has been inadequate and...

25 citations


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  • ...Akintola et al. (2020) criticize the lack of theoretical perspectives capable of explaining the nature of change in work practices involved in BIM adoption....

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TL;DR: Drawing on empirical data from three organizations in infrastructure delivery in Spain, this paper analyzed the tensions among actors during BIM adoption and implementation and put the BIM approach in the (inter-) organizational context inrastructure delivery.
Abstract: The transport sector accounts for a large share of global Co2 emissions. To mitigate the impact of climate change, several sustainability-oriented large-scale infrastructure projects such as electric road systems and expanding rail systems have recently been on the policy agenda. A parallel development that is expected to accelerate the transition of the transport sector is digitalization, which, although ongoing for many decades, has recently been augmented by concepts such as artificial intelligence (AI) and smart city technologies. The integration of these digitalization tools at the organizational level poses not only opportunities but also some challenges for the actors involved in infrastructure projects. An approach that is currently promoted in the infrastructure sector is the Building Information Model (BIM), which is a decision-making instrument that leverages various digitalization tools and applications. However, although the economic implications of BIM are widely discussed in the literature, the (inter-) organizational dynamics involving multiple actors in infrastructure projects are not fully grasped. Large infrastructure projects are sociotechnical endeavors embedded in complex institutional frames; hence the institutional norms, practices and logics in them are significant. Responding to this, this paper adopted an institutional analysis and put the BIM approach in the (inter-) organizational context in infrastructure delivery. Drawing on empirical data from three organizations in infrastructure delivery in Spain, this paper analyzed the tensions among actors during BIM adoption and implementation.

24 citations

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TL;DR: A survey of three hundred and thirty seven tier-one subcontractors in the Australian construction industry was undertaken to explore what factors influence relationship quality between subcontractors and principal contractors, whether these factors vary across the supply chain and how they affect overall relational satisfaction as discussed by the authors.

23 citations

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Abstract: Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been widely seen as bringing a paradigm change to the construction industry. However, scholars have acknowledged that neither widespread BIM implementation ...

19 citations

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01 Oct 1984
TL;DR: In this article, buku ini mencakup lebih dari 50 studi kasus, memberikan perhatian untuk analisis kuantitatif, membahas lebah lengkap penggunaan desain metode campuran penelitian, and termasuk wawasan metodologi baru.
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TL;DR: Creswell as mentioned in this paper explores the philosophical underpinnings, history and key elements of five qualitative inquiry traditions: biography, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography and case study.
Abstract: This book explores the philosophical underpinnings, history and key elements of five qualitative inquiry traditions: biography, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography and case study. John W Creswell relates research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry and compares each of the research strategies for theoretical frameworks, writing introduction to studies, collecting data, analyzing data, writing the narrative, and employing standards of quality and verifying results. Five journal articles in the appendix offer fascinating reading as well as examples of the five different qualitative designs.

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05 Mar 2009
TL;DR: This chapter discusses writing Analytic Memos About Narrative and Visual Data and exercises for Coding and Qualitative Data Analytic Skill Development.
Abstract: An Introduction to Codes and Coding Chapter Summary Purposes of the Manual What Is a Code? Codifying and Categorizing What Gets Coded? The Mechanics of Coding The Numbers of Codes Manual and CAQDAS Coding Solo and Team Coding Necessary Personal Attributes for Coding On Method Writing Analytic Memos Chapter Summary The Purposes of Analytic Memo-Writing What Is an Analytic Memo? Examples of Analytic Memos Coding and Categorizing Analytic Memos Grounded Theory and Its Coding Canon Analytic Memos on Visual Data First-Cycle Coding Methods Chapter Summary The Coding Cycles Selecting the Appropriate Coding Method(s) Overview of First-Cycle Coding Methods The Coding Methods Profiles Grammatical Methods Elemental Methods Affective Methods Literary and Language Methods Exploratory Methods Forms for Additional First-Cycle Coding Methods Theming the Data Procedural Methods After First-Cycle Coding Chapter Summary Post-Coding Transitions Eclectic Coding Code Mapping and Landscaping Operational Model Diagramming Additional Transition Methods Transitioning to Second-Cycle Coding Methods Second-Cycle Coding Methods Chapter Summary The Goals of Second-Cycle Methods Overview of Second-Cycle Coding Methods Second-Cycle Coding Methods Forms for Additional Second-Cycle Coding Methods After Second-Cycle Coding Chapter Summary Post-Coding and Pre-Writing Transitions Focusing Strategies From Coding to Theorizing Formatting Matters Writing about Coding Ordering and Re-Ordering Assistance from Others Closure Appendix A: A Glossary of Coding Methods Appendix B: A Glossary of Analytic Recommendations Appendix C: Field Note, Interview Transcript and Document Samples for Coding Appendix D: Exercises and Activities for Coding and Qualitative Data Analytic Skill Development References Index

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  • ...Furthermore, they suggested the need to examine representations that shape agents’ understanding of their work and technology – and the consonance or dissonance they may experience – to fully understand how IS/IT may induce changes in work practices. Vaast and Watsham (2005) further assert that new actions that result in changed practices must be recurrent, socially shared, and one may argue further, socially acceptable. These are particularly necessary for legitimizing new work practices. In the BIM literature, Sebastian (2011) asserts that effective multidisciplinary collaboration through BIM, requires changing the roles for all project stakeholders, new contractual relationships, re-organized collaborative processes, and a shift in the mind-set of parties on both the demand and supply sides of the construction business process....

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  • ...Furthermore, a sequence of taking field notes, transcribing audio and coding was followed in line with the recommendations of Salda~na (2013)....

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  • ...dissonance. Vaast and Watsham (2005) argue that ISor IT-induced change may be explained by the...

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  • ...Furthermore, they suggested the need to examine representations that shape agents’ understanding of their work and technology – and the consonance or dissonance they may experience – to fully understand how IS/IT may induce changes in work practices. Vaast and Watsham (2005) further assert that new actions that result in changed practices must be recurrent, socially shared, and one may argue further, socially acceptable....

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30 Oct 1996
TL;DR: How to use this book Guided tour Preface Contributors The nature of business and management research and structure of this book and the research topic are explained.
Abstract: How to use this book Guided tour Preface Contributors 1 The nature of business and management research and structure of this book 2 Formulating and clarifying the research topic 3 Critically reviewing the literature 4 Understanding research philosophies and approaches 5 Formulating the research design 6 Negotiating access and research ethics 7 Selecting samples 8 Using secondary data 9 Collecting primary data through observation 10 Collecting primary data using semi-structured, in-depth and group interviews 11 Collecting primary data using questionnaires 12 Analysing quantitative data 13 Analysing qualitative data 14 Writing and presenting your project report Appendices Glossary Index

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01 Dec 2014
TL;DR: This chapter discusses the emergence of learning activity as a historical form of human learning and the zone of proximal development as the basic category of expansive research.
Abstract: 1. Introduction 2. The emergence of learning activity as a historical form of human learning 3. The zone of proximal development as the basic category of expansive research 4. The instruments of expansion 5. Toward an expansive methodology 6. Epilogue.

5,768 citations

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