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  • 1.
    Gharaibeh, Lina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Eriksson, Kristina M.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Lantz, Bjorn
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Matarneh, Sandra
    Al-Ahliyya Amman University (JOR).
    Elghaish, Faris
    Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, (GBR).
    Towards digital construction supply chain-based Industry 4.0 solutions: scientometric-thematic analysis2022In: Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, ISSN 2046-6099, E-ISSN 2046-6102Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The wood construction industry has been described as slow in adapting efficiency-increasingactivities in its operations and supply chain. The industry is still facing challenges related to digitalization, suchas fragmentation, poor traceability and lack of real-time information. This study evaluates the status ofdigitalization in construction supply chains by thematically analyzing the existing literature and mappingresearch trends.Design/methodology/approach – A review of the key literature from 2016 to 2021 was performed. Theresults highlight various technologies and their applications within supply chains and identify research gaps,especially between theoretical frameworks and actual implementation using a scientometric-thematic analysis.Findings – This paper provides a conceptual framework to further aid researchers in exploring the currenttrends in Supply Chain 4.0 and its applications in the wood construction industry compared to other moreadvanced industries. Suggested directions for future research in the wood construction Supply Chain 4.0 areoutlined.Originality/value – The existing literature still lacks a comprehensive review of the potential of a digitalizedsupply chain, especially in the construction industry. This framework is pivotal to continue explaining andobserving the best ways to accelerate and implement Supply Chain 4.0 practices for digitalized supply chainmanagement (SCM) while focusing specifically on the wood construction industry. The literature review resultswill help develop a comprehensive framework for future research direction to create a clearer vision of thecurrent state of digitalization in supply chains and focus on the wood construction supply chain, thus, fullyachieving the benefits of Supply Chain 4.0 in the wood construction industry.

  • 2.
    Gharaibeh, Lina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Eriksson, Kristina M.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Lantz, Björn
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Industrial Engineering and Management, Electrical- and Mechanical Engineering.
    Building Information Modelling in the wood construction industry: Challenges and level of implementation2022Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Building information modelling (BIM) is becoming a necessity for the wood construction industry, this is due to its high level of prefabrication and complex digital procedures using wood sawing machines and sophisticated cuttings. This research examines the levelof BIM implementation in the wood construction industry in Sweden from industry experts prospective. Data was collected through interviews with industrial practitioners and academics. This research provides an important list of challenges that need to be considered to increase the level of BIM implementation in the wood construction industry. The research also provides recommendations for future research to aid in increasing the level of BIM implementation in the wood construction industry in Sweden.

  • 3.
    Gharaibeh, Lina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Eriksson, Kristina M.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Lantz, Björn
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of industrial engineering.
    Quantifying BIM investment value:: a systematic review2024In: Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, ISSN 1726-0531, E-ISSN 1758-8901, p. 1-20Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

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  • 4.
    Gharaibeh, Lina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Eriksson, Kristina M.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Lantz, Björn
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Industrial Engineering and Management, Electrical- and Mechanical Engineering. University West, Department of Engineering Science, SE-461 86 Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Supply Chain Digitalization in the Wood Manufacturing Industry: A Bibliometric Literature Review2022In: Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, ISSN 2352-751X, Vol. 21, p. 617-628Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract. The wood manufacturing industry has been described as slow in adopting

    efficiency increasing activities in its operations and supply chain, the industry is still

    facing challenges relating to digitalization such as fragmentation, poor traceability,

    and lack of real-time information. The integration of industry 4.0 technologies can

    enhance the supply chain performance in terms of efficiency, collaboration, quality,

    and transparency. This paper aims to evaluate the current status of digitalization in

    supply chains, by analysing the existing literature and mapping research trends. in an

    aim to create a clearer vision of the current state of digitalization in supply chains in

    general and focusing on the wood manufacturing supply chain in particular, the

    results of the literature review will be used to develop a comprehensive framework

    for future research direction, to fully achieve the benefits of supply chain 4.0 in the

    wood manufacturing industry. This framework serves as a departure point to continue

    explaining and observing the best way to accelerate and implement Supply Chain 4.0

    practices for digitalized supply chain management while focusing specifically on the

    wood manufacturing industry. To achieve the overall purpose, a literature review of

    the key literature from 2016 to 2021 has been performed. using a bibliometric and

    content review analysis, the results shed light on various technologies and their

    applications within supply chains and identify research gaps especially between

    theoretical frameworks and actual implementation. This paper provides a conceptual

    framework to further aid researchers in the exploration of knowledge regarding the

    most current trends in Supply Chain 4.0 and its applications in the wood

    manufacturing industry compared to other advanced industries, as well as the

    directions of the new research in the wood manufacturing Supply Chain 4.0.

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  • 5.
    Gharaibeh, Lina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Lantz, Björn
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of industrial engineering.
    Jaradat, Mais
    University of Jordan, Department of Civil Engineering, Amman (JOR).
    Eriksson, Kristina M.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    The Interplay Between BIM Implementation Level and Perceived Benefits: Insights from Industry Practitioners2024In: 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.

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  • 6.
    Gharaibeh, Lina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Matarneh, Sandra
    Department of Civil Engineering, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Amman, (JOR).
    Eriksson, Kristina M.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Lantz, Björn
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of industrial engineering.
    Digital transformation of the wood construction supply chain through building information modelling: current state of practice2023In: Construction Innovation, ISSN 1471-4175, E-ISSN 1477-0857, Vol. 24, no 7, p. 273-291Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

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  • 7.
    Gharaibeh, Lina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Matarneh, Sandra T.
    Civil Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Al-Ahliyya Amman University (JOR).
    Eriksson, Kristina M.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Lantz, Björn
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Industrial Engineering and Management, Electrical- and Mechanical Engineering.
    An Empirical Analysis of Barriers to Building Information Modelling (BIM) Implementation in Wood Construction Projects: Evidence from the Swedish Context2022In: Buildings, E-ISSN 2075-5309, Vol. 12, no 8, p. 1067-1067Article in journal (Refereed)
    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. 

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