An Alternative Project-Based Learning Model for Building Information Modelling-Using Teams


Adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a radical challenge for Small and Medium-sized construction enterprises (construction SMEs). Inadequate individual BIM competencies in BIM-using teams are among key challenges, while Project-Based Learning (PBL) could form a potential solution. An alternative PBL model that conceptualises relations between knowledge practices exercised and project influencing attributes is presented to be used further in improving BIM learning mechanisms of teams. It contains three dimensions which are: 1) project knowledge stocks; 2) project knowledge practices; and 3) project influencing attributes. A Systematic Literature Review (SLR) is performed to qualitatively synthesise attributes found from relevant literature from management and construction innovation. The model serves as a framework for future studies and investigations on how project knowledge practices and their influencing attributes in projects can assist BIM learning in construction SMEs and BIM-using teams.

In 34th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)