Building Information Modelling Mandates and Government Efforts: A Systematic Review

Motheo Meta Tjebane, Innocent Musonda, Adetayo Onososen

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While much advocacy has been given to adopting BIM in the built industry, the mandate or effort adopted by the government holds different implications towards disposition to adoption. This is imperative as resistance to change on BIM adoption is hinged by implementation strategies adopted by the government between national contexts. A review of government efforts is important to bring the strength of diverse mandating strategies for future national efforts from governments yet to adopt BIM. Research studies have sought to produce a holistic review of the increasing BIM publications to establish the development trend. The studies have used different Scientometric reviews, bibliometric reviews, or systematic literature reviews (SLR) to show the trends. Although BIM adoption differs acrossfirms and countries, these studies regularly take a global view of development. Few studies use a two-phase literaturereview to look at BIM mandates worldwide. This paper aims to present a two-phase bibliometric analysis and systematic literature review of BIM mandates and government efforts in the construction industry to investigate the current state of BIM across regions. The study used publications made between 2011 and 2022 using the Web of Science. Vosviewer was used to analyse the bibliometric data while AtlasTi was used to analyse and code the SLR data. The review findings revealed that the African continent lags in publications and governments' efforts to make BIM mandatory. The results of this study should be used to establish a BIM mandate roadmap for developing countriesand their governments in the future.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Conference on Construction in the 21st Century
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event12th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, CITC 2022 - Amman, Jordan
Duration: 16 May 202219 May 2022


  • Bibliometric Review Government
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Mandate
  • Systematic Literature Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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