One of the main aim of the ICNB project is to support the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) who are active in the building industry to increase their competitiveness by employing BIM as modeling. However, it is significant for the ICNB project’s stakeholders to be informed of the international novel progresses, ideas, innovations and current and possible future research and developments by sharing and exchanging knowledge with other international colleagues from universities, research institutes and industries in the building industry.
In this respect, the OAMK BIM team (Oulu University of Applied Sciences) presented a paper in the 35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction known as ISARC and also participated in the International AEC/FM Hackathon, the construction robotics workshop. The symposium was organized 35 times and it attracted appr. 500 experts worldwide.
The presented paper “Key Factors of an Initial BIM Implementation Framework for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)”, authored by Arman M. Kouch, Kimmo Illikainen and Seppo Perälä, basically provides the realistic key factors for an initial BIM implementation framework based on the previous studies, shared knowledge and experiences. The proposed framework can potentially increase the contractors’ competitiveness and help them to understand BIM as modeling and employ it with less costs and more efficiency.
Nevertheless, it was observed from the presentation Q/A session that what ICNB project is targeting and the SMEs knowledge of BIM are extremely necessary and the importance of the BIM technology for the SMEs are known to a limited extent which even shows much more related researches are required for the SMEs.
Link to the paper: http://www.iaarc.org/publications/fulltext/ISARC2018-Paper190.pdf