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International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management
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ISSN (Print) 2046-4533 - ISSN (Online) 2046-4541
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  • Advantages and disadvantages of BIM use: differences between experiences
           of its users and expectations of its non-users

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      Authors: Kim J.M. Tönis, Hans Voordijk
      Pages: 183 - 209
      Abstract: This large-scale study focuses on experienced and expected advantages and disadvantages of building information modelling (BIM) use in the Dutch construction industry, and its subsectors. In total 725 respondents participated in this interview-based study, 235 of them actually used BIM (the BIM users) and 342 knew about BIM but did not use it (the BIM non-users). The remaining 148 did not know about BIM and therefore were not able to answer the questions related to BIM and BIM-use. BIM-users were asked about experienced advantages and disadvantages, while BIM non-users were asked about expected advantages and disadvantages of BIM. Advantages and disadvantages mentioned are related to the influential unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) on the adoption and use of information and communication technology (ICT). The largest differences between expected and experienced advantages were found with the architects and contractors, while the largest differences between expected and experienced disadvantages were found with the mechanical engineers and suppliers.
      Keywords: building information modelling; BIM; advantages; disadvantages; experiences; expectations
      Citation: International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management, Vol. 2, No. 3 (2023) pp. 183 - 209
      PubDate: 2023-04-26T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJBEAM.2023.130528
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2023)
       
  • Methodology for establishing a model for assessing performance of public
           projects in India

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      Authors: Amit Moza, Virendra Kumar Paul, Sushil Kumar Solanki
      Pages: 210 - 229
      Abstract: With the aim of developing a model for assessing performance of public projects in India, an initial framework consisting of 24 evaluation criteria, grouped under eleven main performance indicators was evolved from literature and was further developed through expert opinion. These indicators were reviewed and validated through a questionnaire survey of relevant industry experts whose responses were statistically analysed and a public project performance index (PPPI) for measuring project performance was derived. The model has been tested on two cases of public infrastructure projects, to evaluate and compare their performance. The results validate the practical relevance of the proposed PPPI.
      Keywords: public sector; performance evaluation; key success indicator; project success; India
      Citation: International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management, Vol. 2, No. 3 (2023) pp. 210 - 229
      PubDate: 2023-04-26T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJBEAM.2023.130530
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2023)
       
  • Promoting burnt clay brick as an affordable housing material in developing
           economy: building professionals' perspective

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      Authors: Richard Oduro Asamoah, Kofi Offei-Nyako, Deborah Ama Duker, Safowaa Osei-Tutu
      Pages: 230 - 245
      Abstract: Governments in developing economies continue to find solutions for accommodation shortfalls by using indigenous local materials like burnt clay brick. This paper seeks to help promote the use of burnt clay brick from the building professionals' perspective. Purposive sampling and questionnaires were administered to gather data. Ranking of the properties influencing the selection of brick was done using relative important index. Fire resistance, thermal stability and durability were the main influential properties. Kendall's coefficient of concordance indicated high level of agreement amongst built professionals. Using burnt clay bricks are less expensive than sandcrete block by at least 18%. The study recommends that built environment professionals should recommend and advise their clients about the economic and structural properties of burnt clay bricks. Government as a matter of policy should strictly enforce the use of burnt clay brick for all educational levels and social housing projects.
      Keywords: structural properties; economic advantages; burnt clay bricks; sandcrete block; comparative cost analysis
      Citation: International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management, Vol. 2, No. 3 (2023) pp. 230 - 245
      PubDate: 2023-04-26T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJBEAM.2023.130532
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2023)
       
  • Impact of asset management on council's service delivery, service planning
           and long-term financial planning

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      Authors: Dhirendra Kumar, Indubhushan Patnaikuni
      Pages: 246 - 255
      Abstract: Asset management is a systematic process of maintaining, upgrading, and operating physical assets cost-effectively. The aim is to provide cost-effective services while managing risks and costs over the entire service life of assets. Effective asset management can provide a flow-on effect on an organisation's service delivery and long-term sustainability. It can also improve financial accountability, regarding the effective use of capital for new projects, redeployment and ensuring long-term low running costs (Kumar et al., 2010). Crucial community services delivered by local government are through infrastructure assets. These services should be affordable and should meet the ambitions of residents throughout their lifespan (DLGWA, 2011). To make this a reality, asset management should be practiced and utilised during councils' planning process (DLCV, 2003). The objective of this study is to explore the concept of asset management and how such systems can impact council's service delivery and long-term financial planning.
      Keywords: service planning; financial planning; asset management
      Citation: International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management, Vol. 2, No. 3 (2023) pp. 246 - 255
      PubDate: 2023-04-26T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJBEAM.2023.130539
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2023)
       
 
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