Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been widely studied in recent years. Most of these studies are dedicated to understanding the application of BIM to solve specific problems (e.g. clash detection and 4D simulation). Other studies are related to BIM implementation manuals to help companies with this process, considering different stakeholder perspectives (owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and suppliers). Some previous studies concentrate on the technical and operational aspects of BIM while others focus on diagnosis of current BIM implementation worldwide. However, there is a lack of studies about strategic vision for the implementation of BIM when considering the construction industry. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to identify key issues related to strategic aspects of BIM in the building industry, focusing on political, procedural and technological facets, using the practical knowledge of lean implementation.
BIM, Lean Construction, Strategic Planning, Strategic Alignment.