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BIM-Enabled Education: a Systematic Literature Review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-83867-051-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventNordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameEmerald Reach Proceedings Series
ISSN (Print)2516-2853


ConferenceNordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization
Period1/01/00 → …


Purpose – Building Information Modelling (BIM) education promises new and exciting opportunities for more integrated learning experiences, multidisciplinary collaboration and greater synthesis between
the learning environment and real-world projects. This paper aims to report the findings of a systematic review of the BIM education literature aimed at understanding the current state of the art of BIM-enabled education.

Design/Methodology/Approach – The systematic review methodology adopted borrows from the approach developed and widely deployed in evidence-based practice within the medical research field.

Findings – A total of 330 relevant articles were identified and analysed. Reported instances of BIM-enabled education were identified and analysed. It was found that these can be categorised into two groups: BIM as a learning tool and BIM as a learning environment.

Research Limitations/Implications – This review was limited to the academic literature published in English from 2007 until January 2018.
Practical Implications – BIM as a learning environment represents a new paradigm for AEC education, which emphasises integration, multidisciplinary collaboration, simulation, real life scenarios and application of learning concepts.

Originality/Value – The concept of BIM as a learning environment requires further elaboration, after which it can be used to enhance AEC education.

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