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Eriksson, Kristina M.ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-8962-0924
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Eriksson, K. M., Carlsson, L. & Olsson, A. K. (2024). Exploring Socially Sustainable, Smart Manufacturing: Building Bridges Over Troubled Waters. In: Francisco J. G. Silva, Luís Pinto Ferreira, José Carlos Sá, Maria Teresa Pereira, Carla M. A. Pinto (Ed.), Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing: Establishing Bridges for More Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Proceedings of FAIM 2023, June 18–22, 2023, Porto, Portugal, Volume 2: Industrial Management: . Paper presented at FAIM 2023, June 18–22, 2023, Porto, Portugal, Volume 2: Industrial Management. Springer, 2
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring Socially Sustainable, Smart Manufacturing: Building Bridges Over Troubled Waters
2024 (English)In: Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing: Establishing Bridges for More Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Proceedings of FAIM 2023, June 18–22, 2023, Porto, Portugal, Volume 2: Industrial Management / [ed] Francisco J. G. Silva, Luís Pinto Ferreira, José Carlos Sá, Maria Teresa Pereira, Carla M. A. Pinto, Springer, 2024, Vol. 2Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Contemporary manufacturing organizations formulate strategies towards smart manufacturing. However, strategies often merely regard technological improvements of working processes and activities and pay limited attention to human-centric perspectives. This study addresses the complex phenomenon of reaching socially sustainable smart manufacturing by exploring the human-centric perspectives in the eras of Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0. Data were collected through an explorative qualitative case study with focus groups applying the history wall approach to document informants’ choices of activities that impact digitalization. To investigate informants’ interpretations and experiences of digital initiatives and prospects, the history wall approach was coupled with the analytical lens of the co-workership wheel, with its four conceptual pairs: trust and openness, community spirit and cooperation, engagement and meaningfulness, responsibility, and initiative. A total of 17 informants from different organizational levels at a case company participated. Activities, impacting digitalization, brought forward were grouped into technology, organization, and external impact. Results showed that human-centric and intangible perspectives surfaced as prerequisites when navigating industrial digitalization. Further, digital initiatives and prospects risk drowning in re-occurring organizational changes making successful implementation difficult. Thus, organizations cannot rely solely on technology, but must consider activities related to organizational aspects and impacts from the external environment, when introducing digital initiatives. Intrinsically, recognition of the co-workership concept, emphasizing human-centricity, can support the foundation necessary for bridging the gap towards socially sustainable smart manufacturing and strengthening the emerging I5.0 research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2024
Series
Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
Keywords
Social Sustainability, Smart Manufacturing, Human-Centric, Co-workership, Industrial Digitalization, Industry 5.0/4.0
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Learning Work Sciences Business Administration
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-20899 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-38165-2_96 (DOI)978-3-031-38164-5 (ISBN)978-3-031-38165-2 (ISBN)
Conference
FAIM 2023, June 18–22, 2023, Porto, Portugal, Volume 2: Industrial Management
Available from: 2023-11-02 Created: 2023-11-02 Last updated: 2023-11-10
Olsson, A. K., Eriksson, K. M. & Carlsson, L. (2024). Management toward Industry 5.0: a co-workership approach on digital transformation for future innovative manufacturing. European Journal of Innovation Management, 1-20
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Management toward Industry 5.0: a co-workership approach on digital transformation for future innovative manufacturing
2024 (English)In: European Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 1460-1060, E-ISSN 1758-7115, p. 1-20Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose –

The purpose is to apply the co-workership approach to contribute guidelines for manufacturing managers to exploit the potential of digital technologies through a human-centric perspective.

Design/methodology/approach –

A longitudinal single case study within manufacturing including a mix of qualitative methods with 18 in-depth interviews and focus groups with 25 participants covering all organizational levels and functions.

Findings –

Findings demonstrate that to re-interpret manufacturing management through the lens of Industry 5.0 (I5.0), managers need to respond to the call for a more human-centric perspective by focusing on organizational prerequisites, such as holistic understanding, inclusive organizational change, leadership practices, learning and innovation processes.

Research limitations/implications –

Limitations due to a single case study are compensated with rich data collected over time with the strengths of mixed methods through in-depth interviews and focus groups with participants reflecting and developing ideas jointly.

Practical implications –

Managers’ awareness of organizational prerequisites to promote human perspectives in all functions and at all levels in digital transformation is pivotal. Thus, proposed organizational prerequisites are presented as managers’ guidelines for future innovative manufacturing.

Social implications –

Findings emphasize the need for digital transformation managers to apply a human-centric perspective acknowledging how organizational changes affect the inclusion of employees, and thus challenge culture, structure, communication and trust toward I5.0.

Originality/value –

The study contributes to the emerging field of I5.0 by applying an interdisciplinary approach to understand the elusive phenomena of enfolding technology and humans.

Keywords
Digital transformation, Innovation, Management, Co-workership, Industry 5.0, Human-centric
National Category
Business Administration Work Sciences Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Learning
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning; Production Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-21399 (URN)10.1108/ejim-09-2023-0833 (DOI)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 202 000 350
Note

CC BY 4.0

Available from: 2024-03-13 Created: 2024-03-13 Last updated: 2024-03-13
Gharaibeh, L., Eriksson, K. M. & Lantz, B. (2024). Quantifying BIM investment value:: a systematic review. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1-20
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Quantifying BIM investment value:: a systematic review
2024 (English)In: Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, ISSN 1726-0531, E-ISSN 1758-8901, p. 1-20Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose –

Perceived benefits of building information modelling (BIM) have been discussed for some time, but cost–benefit benchmarking has been inconsistent. The purpose of this paper is to investigate BIM feasibility and evaluate investment worth to elucidate and develop the current understanding of BIM merit. The aim of the study is to propose a research agenda towards a more holistic perspective of BIM use incorporating quantifying investment return.

Design/methodology/approach –

An in-depth examination of research patterns has been conducted to identify challenges in the assessment of the investment value and return on investment (ROI) for BIM in the construction industry. A total of 75 research articles were considered for the final literature review. An evaluation of the literature is conducted using a combination of bibliometric analysis and systematic reviews.

Findings –

This study, which analysed 75 articles, unveils key findings in quantifying BIM benefits, primarily through ROI calculation. Two major research gaps are identified: the absence of a standardized BIM ROI method and insufficient exploration of intangible benefits. Research focus varies across phases, emphasizing design and construction integration and exploring post-construction phases. The study categorizes quantifiable factors, including productivity, changes and rework reduction, requests for information reduction, schedule efficiency, safety, environmental sustainability and operations and facility management. These findings offer vital insights for researchers and practitioners, enhancing understanding of ’BIM’s financial benefits and signalling areas for further exploration in construction.

Originality/value –

The ’study’s outcomes offer the latest insights for researchers and practitioners to create effective approaches for quantifying ’BIM’s financial benefits. Additionally, the proposed research agenda aims to improve the current limited understanding of BIM feasibility and investment worth evaluation. Results of the study could assist practitioners in overcoming limitations associated with BIM investment and economic evaluations in the construction industry.

Keywords
Building information modelling (BIM), Investment value, Value management, Estimating, Construction
National Category
Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
Research subject
Production Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-21380 (URN)10.1108/jedt-06-2023-0259 (DOI)
Note

CC BY 4.0

Available from: 2024-03-12 Created: 2024-03-12 Last updated: 2024-03-12
Gharaibeh, L., Lantz, B., Jaradat, M. & Eriksson, K. M. (2024). The Interplay Between BIM Implementation Level and Perceived Benefits: Insights from Industry Practitioners. In: Joel Andersson, Shrikant Joshi, Lennart Malmsköld, Fabian Hanning (Ed.), Sustainable Production through Advanced Manufacturing, Intelligent Automation and Work Integrated Learning: Proceedings of the 11th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS2024) (pp. 370-382). IOS Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Interplay Between BIM Implementation Level and Perceived Benefits: Insights from Industry Practitioners
2024 (English)In: Sustainable Production through Advanced Manufacturing, Intelligent Automation and Work Integrated Learning: Proceedings of the 11th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS2024) / [ed] Joel Andersson, Shrikant Joshi, Lennart Malmsköld, Fabian Hanning, IOS Press , 2024, p. 370-382Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This research delves into the tangible economic impact of Building Information Modelling within the Swedish construction industry, with a particular focus on exploring the relationships among the level of BIM implementation, company size, and the perceived benefits derived from BIM.

The study's methodology involved conducting a questionnaire survey, from which a dataset of 128 responses was collected for comprehensive analysis. The study's findings challenge prevailing assumptions by suggesting that the size of a company does not necessarily dictate its likelihood of implementing BIM. This contradicts earlier notions that larger companies have a more significant propensity for BIM adoption. Additionally, the research uncovers a positive correlation between higher levels of BIM implementation and the realization of greater benefits. This correlation underscores the potential of BIM in significantly enhancing construction project outcomes. By bridging empirical insights from industry professionals and a robust questionnaire survey, this study provides valuable contributions to the understanding of how BIM can improve performance in the construction sector. 

These results emphasize the importance of considering BIM's potential benefits beyond the scope of company size and offer fresh perspectives on the dynamics between BIM implementation and perceived advantages in the construction project context.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2024
Series
Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, ISSN 2352-751X, E-ISSN 2352-7528 ; 52
Keywords
Building information modelling; Implementation; Benefits
National Category
Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
Research subject
Production Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-21495 (URN)10.3233/atde240181 (DOI)9781643685106 (ISBN)9781643685113 (ISBN)
Note

CC BY NC 4.0

Available from: 2024-04-16 Created: 2024-04-16 Last updated: 2024-04-18
Eriksson, K. M., Vallhagen, J. & Rudqvist, A. (2024). Virtual Commissioning During the Manufacturing Equipment Procurement ProcessATDE-52-ATDE240184 (1).pdf: From an Industrial Expert Point of View. In: Joel Andersson, Shrikant Joshi, Lennart Malmsköld, Fabian Hanning (Ed.), Sustainable Production through Advanced Manufacturing, Intelligent Automation and Work Integrated Learning: Proceedings of the 11th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS2024) (pp. 407-418). IOS Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Virtual Commissioning During the Manufacturing Equipment Procurement ProcessATDE-52-ATDE240184 (1).pdf: From an Industrial Expert Point of View
2024 (English)In: Sustainable Production through Advanced Manufacturing, Intelligent Automation and Work Integrated Learning: Proceedings of the 11th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS2024) / [ed] Joel Andersson, Shrikant Joshi, Lennart Malmsköld, Fabian Hanning, IOS Press , 2024, p. 407-418Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The procurement process of investing in new manufacturing equipment can be time-consuming and complex. This is especially prevalent in manufacturing companies specializing in production of cutting-edge low volume components. The focus of increased digitalization in the era of industry 4.0 has brought to light novel technologies, such as virtual commissioning, factory scanning, digital twins, and their respective digital models. The aspects of virtual commissioning in relation to the procurement process were investigated through a case study at a manufacturing company.

The data collection was explorative and qualitative, including mapping of the case company procurement process and four in-depth interviews with industry experts, performed during spring 2023. The industry experts were selected to enlighten the procurement process from different angles, i.e., project management, electrical installations, robot programming, and maintenance.

The findings from the study are fourfold. First, the existing procurement process was mapped and holistically explained from the viewpoints of different work functions. Secondly, improvements to the current procurement process were identified. Thirdly, the current use of virtual commissioning in the procurement process was brought to light. Finally, challenges and possibilities for using virtual commissioning in the procurement process were brought forward.

The conclusion displays possible improvements to flow and time aspects of the procurement process and thus application of virtual commissioning is worthwhile to consider. However, the industrial experts, taking part in the interviews, bring forth certain skepticism and challenges of using virtual commissioning. Thus, to move forward, it is important to proactively engage experts and other employees concerned with sought development. This emphasizes the industry 5.0 perspectives of humans’ interaction and critical thinking when facing challenges of industrial digitalization. Future research is therefore encouraged to involve joint discussions between industrial experts in focus group settings and extending the study to incorporate more functions i.e., managers and machine operators.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2024
Series
Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, ISSN 2352-751X, E-ISSN 2352-7528 ; 52
Keywords
Virtual Commissioning; Virtual Production Development; Procurement Process; Industry 4.0; Industry 5.0
National Category
Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology Learning
Research subject
Production Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-21490 (URN)10.3233/atde240184 (DOI)978-1-64368-510-6 (ISBN)978-1-64368-511-3 (ISBN)
Note

CC BY NC 4.0

Available from: 2024-04-16 Created: 2024-04-16 Last updated: 2024-04-18
Gharaibeh, L., Matarneh, S., Eriksson, K. M. & Lantz, B. (2023). Digital transformation of the wood construction supply chain through building information modelling: current state of practice. Construction Innovation, 24(7), 273-291
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital transformation of the wood construction supply chain through building information modelling: current state of practice
2023 (English)In: Construction Innovation, ISSN 1471-4175, E-ISSN 1477-0857, Vol. 24, no 7, p. 273-291Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This study aims to present a state-of-the-art review of building information modelling (BIM) in the Swedish construction practice with a focus on wood construction. It focuses on examining the extent, maturity and actual practices of BIM in the Swedish wood construction industry, by analysing practitioners’ perspectives on the current state of BIM and its perceived benefits. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative approach was selected, given the study’s exploratory character. Initially, an extensive review was undertaken to examine the current state of BIM utilisation and its associated advantages within the construction industry. Subsequently, empirical data were acquired through semi-structured interviews featuring open-ended questions, aimed at comprehensively assessing the prevailing extent of BIM integration within the Swedish wood construction sector. Findings: The research concluded that the wood construction industry in Sweden is shifting towards BIM on different levels, where in some cases, the level of implementation is still modest. It should be emphasised that the wood construction industry in Sweden is not realising the full potential of BIM. The industry is still using a combination of BIM and traditional methods, thus, limiting the benefits that full BIM implementation could offer the industry. Originality/value: This study provided empirical evidence on the current perceptions and state of practice of the Swedish wood construction industry regarding BIM maturity. © 2023, Lina Gharaibeh, Sandra Matarneh, Kristina Eriksson and Björn Lantz.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2023
Keywords
Architectural design; Information theory; Supply chains; Wood; Wooden construction; ’current; Building Information Modelling; Construction practice; Construction supply chain; Digital transformation; Digitalization; State of practise; State-of-the art reviews; Swedishs; Wood construction; Construction industry
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Research subject
Production Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-21189 (URN)10.1108/CI-05-2023-0124 (DOI)001110550200001 ()2-s2.0-85178201575 (Scopus ID)
Note

CC BY 4.0

Available from: 2024-01-19 Created: 2024-01-19 Last updated: 2024-01-19Bibliographically approved
Schauerte, T. & Eriksson, K. M. (2023). Production Technology in the Wooden Single-Family House Industry: A Case of Reasoning against Automation. In: : . Paper presented at SWST 66th International Convention,25th - 30th June 2023, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Production Technology in the Wooden Single-Family House Industry: A Case of Reasoning against Automation
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Swedish producers of wooden single-family houses have for a long time being accused of lagging behind other industries in terms of production technology. In the emergence and the spreading of concepts like Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing, new technologies are available, with the respective automated equipment. Some companies have already invested in such, e.g., automatic stud fitting or multi-functional bridges. Others are about to do so, or at least seriously reason and reflect about it. In order to make an appropriate investment decision, a company has to consider different factors and thoroughly discuss and evaluate them internally. The aim of this single case study is to identify the factors the case company used as decision-criteria for investing in a higher degree of automation or not, and how the responsible managers reasoned on each factor before the final decision was made. The empirical material was gathered by deep interviews and the result shows seven factors of mportance: investment costs, operating costs, production capacity, flexibility, quality, spaceand working environment. After comprehensively debating and evaluating those factors, the company decided against a higher degree of automation in favor of more manual work. This shows that automated operations and the use of new technologies is no end in itself.

Keywords
Prefabrication, automation, operations management, wood building industry, decision criteria
National Category
Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
Research subject
Production Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-20898 (URN)
Conference
SWST 66th International Convention,25th - 30th June 2023, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Available from: 2023-11-02 Created: 2023-11-02 Last updated: 2024-01-15Bibliographically approved
Rosenbäck, R. & Eriksson, K. M. (2023). Use of dynamic capability framework as management strategy at healthcare providers in a crisis. In: : . Paper presented at 30th EurOMA Conference 2023, 1-6 July,Leuven, Belgium.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Use of dynamic capability framework as management strategy at healthcare providers in a crisis
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
dynamic capabilities, healthcare, COVID-19 pandemic
National Category
Business Administration Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-20786 (URN)
Conference
30th EurOMA Conference 2023, 1-6 July,Leuven, Belgium
Available from: 2023-10-18 Created: 2023-10-18 Last updated: 2024-01-18Bibliographically approved
Olsson, A. K., Eriksson, K. M. & Carlsson, L. (2022). A co-workership approach on digital transformation: Towards smart manufacturing. In: Proceedings of the International Association for Computer Information Systems - Europe June 23, 2022: Virtual Conference. Paper presented at The International Association for Computer Information Systems - Europe June 23, 2022 - Virtual Conference. International Association for Computer Information Systems
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A co-workership approach on digital transformation: Towards smart manufacturing
2022 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Association for Computer Information Systems - Europe June 23, 2022: Virtual Conference, International Association for Computer Information Systems, 2022Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Digital transformation refers to the process of organizational change, evolving over time for value creation and appropriation aiding for smart manufacturing (Skog, 2019). Regarding the role of organizational means, there is an embedded dynamic generator of challenges, opportunities, and resources that affect the digital transformation at various organizational levels related to social factors such as values, culture, and trust (Ibid). Earlier studies of the Swedish manufacturing industry imply that as the number of digital technologies increase within organizations, while striving towards becoming a smart factory, cooperation and social factors become more imperative (Björkdahl, 2020). By following this reasoning, understanding organizational prerequisites that facilitate the human-centric perspective in relation to digital transformation is crucial when approaching smart manufacturing by moving from Industry 4.0 (I4.0) towards Industry 5.0 (I5.0) (Navarandi, 2019). It is argued that a prerequisite for digital transformation is the employees’ ability to cross organizational boundaries both horizontally and vertically (Carlsson et al., 2022) challenging management. The aim of this study is to explore organizational prerequisites for co-workership in digital transformation towards smart manufacturing. The concept of the co-workership wheel reflects the employee as an autonomous actor within the organization. As such, co-workership is vital for managing organizational change, e.g., digital transformation, capturing employees’ initiatives and prospects (Andersson, et al. 2021). As illustrated in Figure 1 the co-workership wheel consists of four conceptual pairs: Trust and Openness; Community Spirit and Cooperation; Engagement and Meaningfulness; Responsibility and Initiative. Together these four pairs describe the foundation for co-workership within the organization, feedbacking a development process towards smart manufacturing.

Inspired by the application of the co-workership wheel in the health care sector (ibid), this study builds on previous work by Carlsson et al. (2022) to further contribute to the exploration of co-workership in the manufacturing sector strengthening the I5.0 emerging research. By applying a qualitative case-study, organizational prerequisites for co-workership in digital transformation are explored (Yin, 2018). The term co-worker is herein applied in a general sense to explore employees’ experiences covering both managerial levels and service functions. The case company is a large manufacturing organization in the Swedish energy sector. In-depth interviews (n=29) were conducted over nine months (Oct. 20 – Jun. 21), exploring co-workers' current and retrospective experiences of the early phases of digital transformation. Referral sampling was applied for selecting informants from functions such as design, quality, production, logistics, digitalization development leaders, and corporate service functions including HR, IT, and financial controllers. Access was granted to six internal documents guiding all employees covering the organization’s strategic work with industrial digitalization, vision, and core values: responsibility, excellence, and innovation. Several rounds of data analysis followed, identifying organizational prerequisites related to each of the four conceptual pairs (Andersson et al., 2020) through a coding scheme based on the co-workership wheel, Findings show that employees interpreted digital transformation as difficult to navigate due to limited communication and cooperation across the organization. Furthermore, the need for trust in digital technologies and employee engagement for transformation are emphasized by informants. Thus, it is argued that an adaptive organizational culture and a focus on learning and competence are necessary organizational prerequisites for translating the means of digital transformation. Managers in the manufacturing sector hence need awareness and understanding of when and how to apply co-workership for transformational change. Manufacturing cultures need to absorb a more human-centric perspective when navigating I4.0, moving in incremental steps encompassing the whole organization, rather than treating digital transformation as scattered and disruptive activities. We argue that the findings give useful implications for manufacturing organizations navigating the challenges of digital transformation to reach the benefits of smart manufacturing. As digital transformation cuts across organizational structures and working processes, there is a need to highlight a human-centric perspective on smart manufacturing by applying the conceptual pairs of the co-workership wheel. Lessons learned show that by applying a co-workership approach with its aspects of trust and openness, community spirit and cooperation, engagement and meaningfulness, responsibility and initiatives, management needs to encourage organizational prerequisites such as an adaptive culture and learning and competence for reaching and sustaining a human-centric perspective on digital transformation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Association for Computer Information Systems, 2022
Keywords
smart manufacturing, digital transformation, co-workership, human-centric, industry 4.0, industry 5.0
National Category
Business Administration Information Systems, Social aspects Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Production Technology; Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-19417 (URN)
Conference
The International Association for Computer Information Systems - Europe June 23, 2022 - Virtual Conference
Note

 The study was carried out within the AHIL-project, Artificial and Human Intelligence through Learning, funded by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation and University West

Available from: 2022-12-01 Created: 2022-12-01 Last updated: 2023-06-02Bibliographically approved
Gharaibeh, L., Matarneh, S. T., Eriksson, K. M. & Lantz, B. (2022). An Empirical Analysis of Barriers to Building Information Modelling (BIM) Implementation in Wood Construction Projects: Evidence from the Swedish Context. Buildings, 12(8), 1067-1067
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An Empirical Analysis of Barriers to Building Information Modelling (BIM) Implementation in Wood Construction Projects: Evidence from the Swedish Context
2022 (English)In: Buildings, E-ISSN 2075-5309, Vol. 12, no 8, p. 1067-1067Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Building information modelling is gradually being recognised by the architecture, engineering, construction, and operation industry as a valuable opportunity to increase the efficiency of the built environment. Focusing on the wood construction industry, BIM is becoming a necessity; this is due to its high level of prefabrication and complex digital procedures using wood sawing machines and sophisticated cuttings. However, the full implementation of BIM is still far from reality. The main objective of this paper is to explore the barriers affecting BIM implementation in the Swedish construction industry. An extensive literature review was conducted to extract barriers hindering the implementation of BIM in the construction industry. Secondly, barriers to the implementation of BIM in the wood construction industry in Sweden were extracted using the grounded theory methodology to analyse expert input on the phenomenon of low BIM implementation in the wood construction industry in Sweden. Thirty-four barriers were identified. The analysis of this study also led to the development of a conceptual model that recommended solutions to overcome the barriers identified to help maximise BIM implementation within the wood construction industry. Identifying the main barriers affecting BIM implementation is essential to guide organisational decisions and drive policy, particularly for governments that are considering articulating regulations to expand BIM implementation. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abbaye de Maredsous, 2022
Keywords
building information modelling (BIM); wood construction; grounded theory
National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Production Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-19150 (URN)10.3390/buildings12081067 (DOI)000845088500001 ()2-s2.0-85137361445 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-09-19 Created: 2022-09-19 Last updated: 2024-04-12Bibliographically approved
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