WIT Press


BIM IN FRENCH SMES: FROM INNOVATION TO NECESSITY

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIM170131

Volume

169

Pages

8

Page Range

135 - 142

Published

2017

Size

278 kb

Author(s)

ARTHUR TRANCHANT, DJAOUED BELADJINE, KARIM BEDDIAR

Abstract

Building Information Modeling (BIM) arrives in great strength in France and in Europe. This process has been mainly recognized for its capacity to energize the building market by sustainable means and the digitization of the current work system. For the SMEs (a business needs to have fewer than 249 employees to be considered an SME), this vast development site proves to be a difficult shift to implement but one that is not to missed in order to gain competitiveness and be able to compete with markets that remained until now undiscovered. Being able to keep updated on the BIM in the view to understand its strategic stakes and to track its development, expansion, and regulatory framework in France will enable you to decide more efficiently on the strategy of BIM you wish to implement in your business. By defining the current state of your business and by setting targets and timeframes, you undertake a management change. Employees and stakeholders are the key elements of success of the BIM implementation. In order to assess the progress of the BIM maturity in the SMEs, a survey has been given out to several French stakeholders thus allowing us to have a good general vision of the innovation in the SMEs. The results of the survey conducted as part of this article, highlights a real enthusiasm from the participants of this sector, but with some concern and questioning.

Keywords

as-built BIM (Building Information Modelling), existing buildings, facility management