Publications / 2019 Proceedings of the 36th ISARC, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Impact of BIM on Electrical Subcontractors

Anoop Sattineni and Bradley Brock
Pages 884-896 (2019 Proceedings of the 36th ISARC, Banff, Alberta, Canada, ISBN 978-952-69524-0-6)

The use of BIM in the electrical subcontractor community has been increasing over the past few years. The practice of using BIM for this sector varies in many ways as compared to the design profession or the use of BIM by general contractors. This study focuses on the current state of BIM implementation among the electrical subcontractors. A literature review of the topic lead to the adoption of a qualitative methodology to study the issue. The results of the qualitative study involved semistructured interviews with practitioners in the field. The results of the interviews found that the perception among electrical subcontractors regarding the successful use of BIM varies from the general contractor. The study lead to the identification of several key themes that govern the successful use of BIM for electrical construction. The study makes recommendations to electrical subcontractors for the successful use of BIM on projects.

Keywords: BIM; Electrical; Subcontractor; Coordination; Field Installation; Productivity;