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BIM implementation challenges in infrastructure projects

Nhat Nam Bui of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Agder has submitted his thesis entitled «Implementation of Building Information Modelling in Infrastructure Construction: Lessons from Norway and Vietnam» and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Friday 18 June 2021. (Photo: Private)

The comparison of these two studied cases reveals insights for better BIM implementation in developing countries.

Nhat Nam Bui

PhD Candidate

The disputation will be held digitally, because of the Corona covid-19-situation. Spectators may follow the disputation digitally – link is available below.

 

Nhat Nam Bui of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Agder has submitted his thesis entitled «Implementation of Building Information Modelling in Infrastructure Construction: Lessons from Norway and Vietnam» and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Friday 18 June 2021.

He  has followed the PhD-programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, at the University of Agder with Specialisation in Information Systems.

The doctoral work are funded by Oslo Metropolitan University and the University of Agder.

Summary of the thesis by Nhat Nam Bui:

BIM implementation challenges in infrastructure projects

More basic infrastructure is essential to improving standards of living and protecting the environment in developing countries.

Increases efficiency

In this context, Building Information modelling has been used to increase efficiency in infrastructure construction. Although BIM has shown potential to benefit the infrastructure sector, many challenges still exist.

The research purpose is to improve BIM implementation and use in the context of a developing country.

Case studies reveals insights for developing countries

The thesis includes two case studies of BIM implementation, the InterCity railway project in Norway and the Thu Thiem 2 Bridge project in Vietnam.

The comparison of these two studied cases reveals insights for better BIM implementation in developing countries.

Moreover, two BIM-related innovation communities, buildingSMART Norway and BIM Vietnam Community, were studied to understand how knowledge sharing supports BIM practices in infrastructure projects.

The research extends the understanding of institutional influences on BIM implementation and innovation.

The research findings are presented in five published academic articles contributing to the discourse of information systems and BIM practice in the construction industry.

Disputation facts:

The trial lecture and the public defence will take place online, via the Zoom conferencing app (link below)

Dean Anne Halvorsen, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Agder, will chair the disputation.

The trial lecture at 8:15 hours

Public defence at 10:15 hours

Given topic for trial lecture: «Implementing inter-organizational collaboration systems: how can the disciplines of construction management and information systems learn from each other?»

Thesis Title«Implementation of Building Information Modelling in Infrastructure Construction: Lessons from Norway and Vietnam»

Search for the thesis in AURA - Agder University Research Archive, a digital archive of scientific papers, theses and dissertations from the academic staff and students at the University of Agder.

The thesis is available here:

https://uia.brage.unit.no/uia-xmlui/handle/11250/2757979

 

The Candidate: Nhat Nam Bui (1984, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), BA: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, MA: Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Opponents:

First opponent: Professor Henrik Linderoth, Department of Construction Engineering and Lighting Science, School of Engineering Jönköping University, Sweden

Second opponent: Associate Professor Vachara Peansupap, Department of Civil Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Professor Eli Hustad, Department of Information Systems, University of Agder, is appointed as the administrator for the assessment commitee.

Supervisors were Senior lecturer PhD Christoph Merschbrock, School of Engineering Jönköping University, Sweden, Professor Bjørn Erik Munkvold, University of Agder and Professor Eilif Hjelseth, NTNU - Norwegian university of science and technology

What to do as an audience member:

The disputation is open to the public, but to follow the trial lecture and the public defence, which is transmitted via the Zoom conferencing app, you have to register as an audience member.

We ask audience members to join the virtual trial lecture at 08:05 at the earliest and the public defense at 10:05 at the earliest. After these times, you can leave and rejoin the meeting at any time. Further, we ask audience members to turn off their microphone and camera and keep them turned off throughout the event. You do this at the bottom left of the image when in Zoom. We recommend you use ‘Speaker view’. You select that at the top right corner of the video window when in Zoom.

Opponent ex auditorio:

The chair invites members of the public to pose questions ex auditorio in the introduction to the public defense, with deadlines. It is a prerequisite that the opponent has read the thesis. Questions can be submitted to the chair Anne Halvorsen on e-mail anne.halvorsen@uia.no