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BIM adoption within Australian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs): an innovation diffusion model

M Reza Hosseini, Saeed Banihashemi, Nicholas Chileshe, Mehran Oraee Namzadi, Chika Udaeja, Raufdeen Rameezdeen, Tammy McCuen

Construction Economics and Building | University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)


Despite the envisaged benefits of BIM adoption for SMEs, BIM in SMEs has remained an underrepresented area within the available academic literature. This study proposes and draws upon a framework grounded on innovation diffusion theory (IDT) to provide an illuminating insight into the current state of BIM and the main barriers to BIM adoption within Australian SMEs. Based on analyses of 135 questionnaires completed by SMEs through partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) and grounded on the proposed framework, the current state of BIM adoption and barriers to BIM adoption for SMEs are discussed. The findings show that currently around 42% of Australian SMEs use BIM in Le..

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