The UK Government has set clear goals of 33% reduction in construction expenditure, 50% reduction in green house emission and faster delivery of assets and improvement in exports by 2025. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is being considered as a game changer and the UK government has mandated achievement of BIM Level 2 for all publicly procured projects by 2016. However, recent research indicates that around 48% of UK Construction industry is not using BIM and there is a major gap between confidence in potential advantages of BIM and an understanding of BIM needs and how these can be transformed in the business processes. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) which form the backbone of UK Construction Industry are in perplex transition state as most of them are working on traditional project management workflows involving 2D drawings & production and possess silos oriented approaches. There is a lack of research in bringing about significant changes to implementation by reinventing workflows, learning software’s, training staff and assigning responsibilities. This paper, therefore, aims to develop a BIM Execution Framework for SMEs construction companies for smooth transition to BIM through an in depth analysis of recent BIM adoption state of UK construction SMEs, detailed evaluation of opportunities & challenges and identification of suitable Implementation Strategy to upgrade their present skills and competencies.      Current output:    GhaffarianHoseini, A., Rehman, A., Doan, D., Zhang, T., GhaffarianHoseini, AH., Naismith, N., & Tookey, J. (2016, 13-14 October). Developing a BIM Execution Framework for SME Construction Companies in the UK, BIM International Conference (BIC 2016), Sao Paulo (Brazil) & Lisbon (Portugal).
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