BIM-based knowledge management in construction projects

Hao Wang, Xianhai Meng

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Construction organizations have increasingly realized the importance of knowledge management (KM). They have also increasingly applied various tools and strategies to manage their knowledge. Due to the temporary nature of construction projects, however, there continues to be certain barriers and challenges of KM that are hard to overcome. This study explores the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to achieve better KM in UK construction organizations. First of all, why and how BIM can facilitate KM in construction projects are identified from the literature review. Secondly, a questionnaire survey in quantitative is used to investigate key aspects of KM that can be improved by using BIM. The results of quantitative data analysis are further discussed with the help of literature review. It is found in this study that BIM has the potential to support KM in construction projects. In particular, BIM contributes to proactive KM, lifecycle KM, and KM processes. The findings of this study provide researchers and practitioners with a better understanding of BIM-based KM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-37
JournalInternational Journal of Information Technology Project Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01 Feb 2018


  • Knowledge
  • Knowledge Management
  • BIM
  • Construction Project Management


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