Analyzing BIM protocols and users surveys in Japan: To understand the current Japanese bim environment, through the comparison with different countries

Tsukasa Ishizawa, Yahan Xiao, Yasushi Ikeda

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Abstract

Japanese building and construction industry expect BIM for the rescue of forecasted workforce shortage due to the population aging. Although the use of BIM has been spreading over past years, the progress of BIM implementation in Japan is slow. This paper aims to identify the obstructive factor for industry's smooth transformation. First, the authors analyze Japenese BIM protocols, which includes BIM standards and guidelines, to understand the status of useful information publically available. Second, multiple BIM surveys which targeted Japanese architect and contractor firms are examined to overview the situation from practitioners' point of view. Finally, the discussion and conclusion are led to find the fundamental issue to expedite the extensive use of BIM in Japanese architecture, engineering, and construction field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCAADRIA 2018 - 23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationLearning, Prototyping and Adapting
EditorsSuleiman Alhadidi, Tomohiro Fukuda, Weixin Huang, Patrick Janssen, Kristof Crolla
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Pages31-40
Number of pages10
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9789887891703
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Event23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Learning, Prototyping and Adapting, CAADRIA 2018 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2018 May 172018 May 19

Other

Other23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Learning, Prototyping and Adapting, CAADRIA 2018
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period18/5/1718/5/19

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Keywords

  • BIM implementation
  • Building information modeling
  • Guideline
  • Japan
  • Standardization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Building and Construction

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Ishizawa, T., Xiao, Y., & Ikeda, Y. (2018). Analyzing BIM protocols and users surveys in Japan: To understand the current Japanese bim environment, through the comparison with different countries. In S. Alhadidi, T. Fukuda, W. Huang, P. Janssen, & K. Crolla (Eds.), CAADRIA 2018 - 23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Learning, Prototyping and Adapting (Vol. 2, pp. 31-40). The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA).