Collaboration strategy selection in BIM-enabled construction projects : a perspective through typical collaboration profiles

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2689-2713
Journal / PublicationEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management
Volume29
Issue number7
Online published23 Jun 2021
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2022

Abstract

Purpose – Collaboration is essential to BIM-enabled construction projects (BECPs). To facilitate collaboration, various strategies have been proposed. Usually, project team adopts single collaboration strategy for convenience. However, BIM-based collaboration is rather dynamic and exposed to a lot of barriers and risks, which easily changes collaboration conditions among partners. Therefore, better understanding of collaboration conditions in BECPs is crucial to develop flexible and suitable strategies. To fill in the gap, this study intends to identify typical collaboration profiles in BECPs and develop a profile-oriented strategy selection framework. 
Design/methodology/approach – This study establishes a six-dimensional collaborative behavior matric based on a comprehensive literature review to profile collaboration. Then a questionnaire survey is conducted to collect the collaboration data from 162 BECPs in China. Finally, latent profile analysis (LPA) is utilized to identify the typical collaboration profiles in BECPs. 
Findings – Through LPA, four profiles are identified, including restricted collaboration profile, smarmy collaboration profile, intuitive collaboration profile, and modest collaboration profile. A profile-oriented strategy selection framework is also established to match strategies with collaboration profiles. Two major categories of strategies are proposed to promote these collaboration profiles including trust building and elevating strategies and collaborative behaviors facilitating strategies. 
Research limitations/implications – These identified profiles can provide an insightful understanding on the diversified collaboration conditions in BECPs. 
Practical implications – The profile-oriented strategy selection framework will help managers develop strategies flexibly to promote collaboration in BECPs. 
Originality/value – This study validates four typical collaboration profiles in BECPs. Moreover, a profile-oriented strategy selection framework is also established for collaboration facilitation in BECPs.

Research Area(s)

  • BIM-Enabled construction projects (BECPs), Collaboration profiles, Collaboration strategies, Latent profile analysis (LPA), Project-based collaboration

Citation Format(s)

Collaboration strategy selection in BIM-enabled construction projects: a perspective through typical collaboration profiles. / Chen, Guangchong; Chen, Jiayu; Tang, Yuchun et al.
In: Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 29, No. 7, 03.08.2022, p. 2689-2713.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review