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Survey Paper | Architecture & Planning | Bangladesh | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023
Scope and Challenges of Implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Bangladesh
Tanveer Ahamed Bin Ali Naser
Abstract: Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a relatively new concept in Bangladesh and in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction, the use of BIM is still in the early stages. However, there are signs that BIM is starting to gain momentum in the country. The government of Bangladesh has been encouraging the implementation of BIM in the booming construction sector. The Ministry of Housing and Public Works has started to use BIM for designing and managing government buildings and has also initiated training programs for professionals in the industry. There are also private firms and organizations in Bangladesh that have started to adopt BIM in their workflows, such as consulting firms and construction companies. However, the majority of the industry in Bangladesh is still using traditional methods of building design and construction, and the adoption of BIM is still limited. This paper tries to understand the challenges of BIM in practice and the actual scenario of Bangladesh. The study was done by analyzing the survey report which was carried out in architectural firms between December 2022 and March 2023. The data was collected from 25 professionals from 6 different architectural firms. Small practices with one or two employees to large practices with more than 170 employees were all represented in this study. The findings may help to formulate guidelines that will help to ensure Building Information Modeling (BIM) in practice in Bangladesh.
Keywords: Building Information Modeling (BIM), Architecture & Construction, BIM strategy, BIM Practice, BIM collaboration
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,
Pages: 1013 - 1015