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Au-Yong C.P.,Malajsko Sveuciliste | Ali A.S.,Malajsko Sveuciliste | Ahmad F.,Malajsko Sveuciliste
Gradjevinar | Year: 2013

Building maintenance costs are increasing rapidly due to poor maintenance in the past. In this paper, attempts are made to identify the characteristics of scheduled maintenance. It has been established that the characteristics of scheduled maintenance always affect the cost performance. Therefore, this research aims to establish their relationships. Then, regression model is produced for maintenance prediction purposes. The triangulation approach that includes literature review, questionnaire survey, and interviews, has been adopted for data collection. Consequently, the regression model can be adopted by practitioners.

Although the potential of building information modelling to achieve sustainability has been widely acknowledged by the scientific community, the level of implementation is nevertheless quite low. Most of the existing research focuses on the study of the barriers and strategies of BIM application through a quantitative approach. This study ascertains critical barriers and appropriate strategies for the application of BIM through qualitative approach via focus group discussions. The findings reveal that the cost of implementation is not indicated as a critical barrier, and that the lack of expertise, training and awareness, is more critical in that respect.

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