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Bilal Succar
Melbourne, Australia
I'm a specialised BIM performance assessor, avid researcher, and visual communicator at BIMexcellence.com. I'm also a conjoint senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle.
Interests: Building Information Modelling, knowledge management, visual thinking, knowledge modelling, capability/maturity assessment, process improvement, performance improvement, change management, BIM education
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The Product Development Diagram illustrates how to deliver a BIMe Initiative Product - a published guide or a software application. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at BIM Framework
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The Knowledge Structure is composed of five Knowledge Sets forming the bases for all BIMe Initiative projects, activities and deliverables. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at BIM Framework
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This post introduces the BIMe Initiative, a community-based effort to improve the performance of the construction industry through high-impact research and open knowledge sharing. The BIMe Initiative is supported by clear knowledge structures, a network of international subject matter experts, and an expanding modular language. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at BIM ThinkSpace
Hi Fernando, Thank you for your kind words and interest in the BIM Ontology. I'm happy to share the descriptions with you. Please send me your email address to bsuccar[@]changeagents[.]com[.]au Regards, Bilal
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2017 on 36. BIM Ontology at BIM Framework
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Hello Hamza, Yes, you are right... A number of policy players in Ireland, Brazil and elsewhere have adopted parts of the BIM Framework. However, for the sake of accuracy, these policy players didn't adopt the parts discussed in this post. Thank you all the same!
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Hello Vincent, Thank you for your question. The Policy Actions model is applicable at a number of Organisational Scales (1-7, 9 and 10 - http://www.bimframework.info/2013/12/organizational-hierarchy.html). So yes, the above model can be used to assess Industry Association's role in BIM diffusion. You can also apply other macro adoption models if you wish. For example, the Diffusion-Role Matrix (Fig. 2 of Episode 23 - http://bit.ly/BIMepisode23) may prove useful. Please let me know if you need any clarifications. Best wishes on your research; maybe you can share some of your research findings through a Guest Post? Bilal
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This post provides an overview of Global BIM research trends by analyzing a large number of BIM-focused publications. The simple methodology adopted, shear extent of review effort and visual nature of analysis provide an excellent overview of BIM research coverage. The approach taken represents a solid basis for researchers to expand this study by analyzing more publications and identify the knowledge gaps to be addressed in the BIM domain. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at BIM ThinkSpace
Thank you Haider for your comment. Best Wishes, Bilal
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2016 on Episode 16: Understanding BIM Wash at BIM ThinkSpace
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In this guest post, Mehmet Yalcinkaya and Vishal Singh summarise the information management challenge faced by the construction industry. Based on their quality academic research, they introduce a number of principles and a digital solution to visually address this challenge. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at BIM ThinkSpace
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This conceptual model (Figure 1) identifies nine BIM player groups (industry stakeholders) distributed across three BIM Fields (technology, process and policy) as defined within the BIM Framework. The nine player groups are: policy makers, educational institutions, construction organisations, individual practitioners, technology developers, technology service providers, industry associations, communities of practice, and technology advocates. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at BIM Framework
Thank you David. Your feedback is appreciated!
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2016 on The Many Faces of ‘LOD’ at BIM ThinkSpace
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This guest post by Marzia Bolpagni provides a comprehensive review of the 'LOD' term and its many nuances from across the world. It includes comparative tables and detailed charts. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at BIM ThinkSpace
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Thank you Daniel, I'm glad you like it!
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The Project Information Taxonomy extends the Modular Requirements Clarification Language first introduced in Paper A10 . The taxonomy currently includes 21 concepts/terms (14 are new) to be used in defining project information requirements within mission-critical documentation (e.g. within an Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR), a BIM Management Plan (BMP) or similar).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at BIM Framework
Thank you Carl. I'm quite familiar with the good work done by Penn State and the excel adaptation by Arup and Atkins. There are many other similar efforts as well, each with its own strengths and limitations. Of course, it is not possible to compare these here...Imho, the more measurement tools there are, the better. One note: the BIM Maturity Matrix is intentionally kept as a static template. Believe or not, this is the best format for such a tool. There's actually published research about Excel-based tools and how they reduce usability, not increase it. Regards, Bilal
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2016 on BIM Maturity Matrix at BIM Framework
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Figure 1. Model Uses Taxonomy (Full Size) The Model Uses Taxonomy organises Model Uses into a tiered structure that allows: (a) collation of Model Uses from across different industries; (b) close alignment with the Competency Taxonomy (Succar et al., 2013 - http://bit.ly/BIMpaperA6); (c) custom use-cases for unique projects; and (d)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at BIM Framework
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Raramente pasa una o dos semanas sin que oigamos hablar de una nueva iniciativa BIM en un país u otro. Está claro que el ritmo de adopción de BIM se ha acelerado considerablemente en los dos últimos años y la nueva oleada de implementación tiene por objetivo la Europa continental. Se detectan continuos esfuerzos en Alemania, Francia y España y entre los profesionales y asociaciones industriales empiezan a sonar los mismos gritos de guerra que oíamos anteriormente en US, UK, Australia, Singapur, Malasia, y más recientemente en Corea y Brasil. This episode is also available in the following Languages: English (original version): Episode 20: The role policy makers (can) play in BIM adoption (Jan 16,, 2015) Italian (external link): Lezione 20: Il ruolo che i politici giocano (o potrebbero giocare) nell’adozione del BIM (Dec 16, 2015) The Spanish version continues below: Ya que los responsables de formular políticas [i] desean copiar a otros responsables o bien desarrollan sus propias guías BIM, protocolos y mandatos, creemos que puede ser beneficioso compartir la investigación de visión global que estamos llevando a cabo, con todos aquellos que estén interesados. En base a la colaboración vigente con el Dr Mohamad Kassem (Teesside University, UK),... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at BIM ThinkSpace
Thank you Shawn for your supportive comments and for participating in our ongoing macro BIM adoption research. You’ve raised an important point here: the differences between local, regional and country-wide policies is an important dynamic to understand. Currently, the approach we’ve taken is to assess similar jurisdictions (e.g. a State) separately and compare them (to other States). When there’s a variance between a State-level and the Federal-level, then another macro model need to be applied to establish whether the ‘diffusion dynamic’ within a country is Top-down (Federal Gov. mandate), Middle-out (State Gov. mandate) or Bottom-up (Local Authority mandate) is in play [ please refer to http://bit.ly/BIMEpisode19 ]. In other words, although this model need to be understood independently, it can be applied more accurately when other variables are neutralised using other macro models.
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Hi Mark. There are 5 models in this questionnaire which we are currently testing/validating. Each model includes a number of metrics, all connected through an underlying BIM framework. The macro adoption models can be used to: (a) assess and compare the BIM adoption/maturity/diffusion of countries, and (b) provide policy makers with templates to develop their own national BIM initiatives/strategies. There is a YouTube playlist with 6 short videos explaining the five models: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDnEoqx85Dd_T8vihrOZsjtC0xD9y3s2V Alternatively, please complete the questionnaire above which also makes use of the videos. I hope I've answered your question; I'm more than happy to provide more info upon request. All the Best, Bilal
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2015 on Macro BIM Adoption: Market Analysis at BIM Framework
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Thank you for your supportive comments and for participating in this research. Please let me or Dr. Kassem know if there's anything we can do to support your efforts in Qatar. I hope we have a chance to meet in the near future....All the Best, Bilal
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2015 on Macro BIM Adoption: Market Analysis at BIM Framework
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BIM diffusion within organizations and across markets is typically understood to be either top-down or bottom-up. However, there is a third and quite powerful dynamic that needs to be acknowledged. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at BIM ThinkSpace
Hi Tim, There's questionnaire embedded in this page. If you can't see it (or the page displays an error), kindly use this link: https://form.jotform.co/51583195457868 The link should lead to a stripped-down version of the questionnaire with 4 initial fields, a tick-box and a START button. If the link doesn't work, Please let me know and I'll email you a PDF version; thank you.
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2015 on Macro BIM Adoption: Market Analysis at BIM Framework
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Dear Prof Esposito...Thank you for your suggestion. Model Uses (or 'BIM uses' – please refer to http://bit.ly/BIMepisode24) are project metrics and - in my view - cannot be used for assessing BIM diffusion at macro/market level. Please let me know if I misunderstood your suggestion. To further clarify the Diffusion Areas model, I've now embedded a short video above. This video (aprox 8 minutes) is part of a series of videos we’re currently using to validate five macro adoption models. For more information, or to participate in this research, please visit: http://www.bimframework.info/macro-bim-adoption-market-analysis.html; thank you.
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2015 on 34. Diffusion Areas at BIM Framework
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Dear Rexter... Many thanks for your comments and participation! We'll definitely keep you in mind as a future participant or research collaborator.
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Hi Chris, Thank you for your comment and for completing the macro BIM adoption questionnaire. We truly appreciate your expertise and will request your participation in further research.
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