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Implementering av Virtuellt Byggande i byggprocessen: Fallstudie av NCC Construction Sverige AB
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is the definition for using BIM in the construction process to simulate and analyse the building. Resulting use of the technology will according to proponents lead to fewer construction errors, a better understanding between stakeholders for the construction project, less communication problems and a smoother construction process. Although BIM has according to researchers a big potential, few companies have succeeded in broad and continues implementation. The study aims to identify the factors affecting the implementation. More precisely identify what factors influencing the decision to adopt VDC and potential barriers in the diffusion process. The empirical findings are based on a case study of NCC Construction Sweden. Data has been gathered thru interviews, field trips and internal documents. The results of the study indicates that four factors influence the decision to adopt VDC; the perceived benefits, associated effort to use the technology, social influences and supporting conditions. Experience from the technology, knowledge about it and how to use will have a positive impact on the decision do adopt. The process of implementing VDC into the organisation is affected by the complex nature of the technology. The technology needs to adapt to the projects context. The barriers identified in the diffusion process can be categorised into three levels; Individual level includes knowledge about the technology and how to use it. Organisational level includes lack of resources, process owner, design of the building process and economy. Interorganizational level includes institutions, standards and knowledge transfer. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 81 p.
UPTEC STS, ISSN 1650-8319 ; 12039
Keyword [sv]
Virtuellt Byggande, implementering, NCC, byggprocessen, innovationsspridning
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-191003OAI: diva2:584707
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NCC Construction Sverige AB
Educational program
Systems in Technology and Society Programme
Available from: 2013-01-22 Created: 2013-01-09 Last updated: 2013-01-22Bibliographically approved

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