Ahmed Mahjoob, Mohammed Mahdi Abed
Abstract: Because of Increasing Environmental challenges in the world it's become necessary Reliance sustainability as a solution for the problems. Construction industry is considered an influential part in the environmental impact. The sustainable concepts are large processes that the facet need more time and cost with an effort to achieve its goals, that?s led to uses the technology to simplifying and speed up the processes and evaluate its economic impact. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the best technology used for virtual works. Because the claims for BIM and sustainability in the construction industry are increasing annually, it's make attention to research more demand.
In this paper we will attempt to investigate by closed questionnaire, the status of using BIM in the Middle East, the challenges that faced by BIM users, most benefits from using BIM technique and, the advantages of BIM to support the concepts of sustainability. The questionnaire form created by using Web-Based survey solutions, after that the questionnaire forms were collected and analyzed statistically, then discussed and the results obtained from the survey. The results shows that most of respondents currently use BIM technology in their projects and about three quarters of respondents adopt sustainable concepts.
Keywords: Building information modeling, Sustainability, life cycle cost