- Welcome to the Macro Adoption Project!
- Project Objectives
- Macro Adoption Studies
- More Project Info
- Previous Studies
- Published Research
Welcome to the Macro Adoption Project!
The Macro Adoption Project aims to assist policymakers in developing and/or assessing the macro BIM diffusion policies, strategies and plans within their respective markets. The goal is to accelerate BIM adoption across markets by assisting policymakers to learn from each other and share the best ways to guide all construction industry stakeholders in their digital transformation journey. The project includes multiple microprojects (refer to 103in) and has the following main objectives:
Identify the key metrics that provide the best adoption indicators across regions
Monitor the diffusion of BIM across countries through repeat assessments and data analytics
Monitor the effect of policies and mandates on BIM adoption and stakeholder behaviour
Collate and openly share the BIM adoption lessons learned with all stakeholders
Assist policymakers and educators in evaluating, developing or improving their BIM adoption strategies and educational frameworks
The Macro Adoption Project relies on 10+ years of ongoing research with multiple peer-reviewed papers published to date. The project will deliver a Macro Adoption Report and a Macro Adoption Guide to facilitate BIM policy development, and a dedicated Online Dashboard to openly share raw Macro Assessment data for all to benefit from and freely reuse.
Macro Adoption Studies
This project will collect and analyze macro adoption data from across the world through three complementary types of studies. Collecting data and developing actionable reports relies on the participation of vetted Study Coordinators. To learn more about the Macro Adoption studies and the eligibility criteria to become a Study Coordinator, please refer to the Study Explainer page.
More Project Info
For more background information about this project, please follow the links below.
The Macro Adoption project is conduced in phases. Below is a list of reports conducted in Phase II (2015-2021):
- Macro BIM Adoption – Quebec / Canada (2019)
- Macro BIM Adoption – Latam (2019)
- Macro BIM Adoption in Brazil (2018)
- Macro BIM Adoption in Hong Kong / China (2018)
- Macro BIM Adoption in Ireland (2017)
- Macro BIM Adoption in Ireland (2019)
- Macro BIM Adoption in Peru (2019)
- Macro BIM Adoption in Spain (2018)
- Macro BIM Adoption in Spain (2019)
This BIMe Initiative Project is reliant on the following peer-reviewed publications:
- Kassem, M. and Succar, B. (2017). Macro BIM Adoption- Comparative Market Analysis - Automation in Construction, 81, 286-299. http://bit.ly/BIMPaperB3
- Succar, B. and Kassem, M. (2016). Building Information Modelling: Point of Adoption, CIB World Congress, Tampere Finland, May 30 - June 3, 2016. http://bit.ly/BIMPaperA9
- Kassem, M., Succar, B., & Dawood, N. (2015). Building Information Modeling: analyzing noteworthy publications of eight countries using a knowledge content taxonomy In R. Issa & S. Olbina (Eds.), Building Information Modeling: applications and practices in the AEC industry. University of Miami: ASCE. http://bit.ly/BIMPaperB1
- Succar, B., & Kassem, M. (2015). Macro-BIM adoption: Conceptual structures. Automation in Construction, 57, 64-79. http://bit.ly/BIMPaperA8
- Kassem, M., Succar, B., Dawood, N. (2013). A proposed approach to comparing the BIM maturity of countries. CIB W78 2013, 30th international Conference on applications of IT in the AEC industry, 9-12 October 2013, Beijing, China. http://bit.ly/BIMPaperB2
Dr Bilal Succar of ChangeAgents AEC (Melbourne, Australia), Prof Mohamad Kassem of Newcastle University (Newcastle, UK), AProf Eduardo Toledo of the University of São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil), Dr Danny Murguia of the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK), and Dr Cristiane Magalhães of Firjan (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).