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 construction enterprises (construction SMEs) and BIM-using teams. Inadequate individual BIM competences 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 their influencing attributes in projects 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 International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) Conference