The construction industry is characterized by low productivity with low technological advances, minimum automation and computerization. Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a means of technological innovation, has the great potentials to improve productivity, decrease project cost and shorten project delivery time. The initiative to implement BIM in Kazakhstan construction industry has sparked widespread interest recently. This study aims to identify the opportunities and barriers to implementing BIM in construction companies in Kazakhstan. A comprehensive literature search, interviews with leading construction companies and a survey among other construction companies in Kazakhstan were conducted to understand the barriers and opportunities of BIM adoption in Kazakhstan. The study reveals that the BIM adoption level in Kazakhstan is very low and there exists a number of challenges and lack of clear guidelines to implementing BIM. The study maps BIM implementation barriers in other countries with Kazakhstan by careful investigation of literature search, interviews and the survey results. The research also proposes a BIM implementation roadmap to be followed by the construction companies in Kazakhstan and other similar countries.
- BIM implementation
- architecture, engineering and construction (AEC)
- construction companies
- infrastructure facility