Research Paper: Cultural Change through BIM


Dublin Institute of Technology researchers presented a paper ‘Cultural Change through BIM: Driving Lean Transformation in Education’ at the CitA BIM Gathering 2015.

This paper provides information, by case study, on how building education is changing due to the introduction of BIM in the AECO industry.

The researchers’ state: ‘This paper presents a case study of how the adoption of BIM-based practices in the AECO industry is being reflected by cultural change in higher education in Ireland.’

The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) research team comprised of Avril Behan, Malachy Mathews, Kevin Furlong, Ciara Ahern, Una Beagon, Peter Brennan, Colin Conway, Lee Corcoran, Pierce Fahy, Alan Hore, Barry McAuley, and Trevor Woods. The researchers come from a range of building disciplines, providing a great overall knowledge of BIM education.

The paper describes how Building Information Modelling (BIM) requires collaboration in the AECO industry and it is essential that students are educated within a structure that gives them the necessary skills. The establishment of the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies at the College of Engineering and Built Environment and the adoption of a college BIM Strategy at DIT are essential steps towards facilitating this new dimension of collaborative education.

The CitA BIM Gathering 2015 took place on 12th and 13th November. The conference had 38 papers which were reviewed by CitA’s Scientific Committee, comprising of experienced academics and researchers. The quality of the research was high.

There is a link to the full paper below. The link is to Arrow@DIT, an Institutional Repository where the paper is stored, which hosts numerous DIT research publications relating to BIM and other building topics. will have more news on the research presented at the Gathering in future posts.


Cultural Change through BIM: Driving Lean Transformation in Education

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