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Research Paper | Engineering Science | Iraq | Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017
Evaluation of the Current Situation to Application of Building Information Modeling in Iraq
Ayad A. Obaid AL-SHIBLAWI | Kadhim R. Erzaij
Abstract: Building Information Modeling has lately achieved extensive attention in the construction sector. Many researchers and professionals have proposed BIM as the general remedy to addressing the inefficiencies in the construction sector. In many cases in several countries, competitive advantages and possible benefits have been reported. However, in spite of the potentials and benefits of BIM system, it is not applied in the construction sector in Iraq just like many other countries of the world. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to understand the uses of BIM for construction projects and to evaluate the awareness level and obstacles to applying this system in Iraq. This purpose has been done by achieving five main objectives by evaluating the knowledge level of BIM by engineers in the construction sector in Iraq, identifying obstacles to the application of BIM in Iraq, the government trends, external factors helping to implement BIM, the internal factors helping to implement BIM in the construction sector in Iraq. The research results indicated that the knowledge level of BIM by engineers in the construction sector in Iraq is very low.
Keywords: Building Information Modeling, Construction sector, Awareness level, Knowledge level, BIM in Iraq
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017,
Pages: 1788 - 1792