Building Information Modelling (BIM) obviously is an innovation to Sri Lankan industry. Construction industry is known to be generally poor in adoption of newest technologies and associated processes. Perceptions on new ideas, especially those perceptions of negative nature, can significantly affect the potential adoption of these new ideas. In case of BIM, the expected change due to adoption of the new technologies and processes is not simple. Adopting BIM is often identified as a paradigm shift. In this context, the impact of negative perceptions about BIM adoption could have severe impact. Accordingly, a study was conducted on ‘Perceived Negative Effects on Project Stakeholders from Adopting BIM’ focusing on Sri Lankan context.

Within the traditional procurement system, level of achievement of client and contractor objectives may vary depending on the type of procurement used. This may further create a gap between the expected and actual performance of the project. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is the modern development of the procurement systems in the industry where collaborative innovation is the path used to achieve the goals of a project. Appreciable characteristics and benefits of this concept convert the construction industry towards it. It is observed that United States of America is the first to develop and implement this concept specially focusing on the public sector. 

The freedom to choose a procurement method will significantly affect the sustainability of the project delivery process and the operation of the building as well. Even though there are number of different procurement methods subsist in the industry, traditional procurement methods and design and build procurement methods are dominate the Sri Lankan construction industry where some conventional procurement methods have numerous inefficiencies inherently or arising from specific contexts of application. With the development in the construction industry number of projects will towards to achieve the sustainability where difficult to adopt traditional procurement methods. 

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a thriving technology which laid potential to address problems in conventional practices based on Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drawings. Sustainability and complexity of today’s buildings are insist BIM technology and associated processes to develop for project delivery through sustainable procurement systems. Quantity Take-Off (QTO) is vitally important task in any building project since measurement practice applied to buildings has to be both accurate and consistent for auditing a building project from many different perspectives.

Sustainability has been an often mentioned goal of businesses, non-profit organizations and governments in the past decade, yet measuring the degree to which an organization is being sustainable or pursuing sustainable growth can be difficult. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a new paradigm in the thriving Sustainable construction industry, from which the triple bottom line of the Sustainability can be greatly achieved. As the significance of BIM has become increasingly appreciated, most of the activities in the building industry have focused on BIM with sustainable design strategies. 

“Sustainability by building smarter”, the vision of buildingSMART international clearly conveys what Building Information Modelling (BIM) was developed for. BIM has now been accepted as a primary tool for sustainable project procurement. Building information modelling (BIM) is the latest innovation of construction industry and it is increasingly becoming the design standard for architectural and construction engineering. Effective adoption of the BIM requires a change in the traditional work practices, where it needed a greater collaboration and communication among project participants and efficient flow of information. 

Over the past eras, growths of innovative technological concepts are promptly increasing, in order to achieve competitive productivity and performance. Building industry identifies technology as vital. Although the building industry is broadly identified as unique and conservative, at the same time construction industry has to have varied according to these innovative technological variations. In addition to that these technological variations may have potential to influence everyone’s professions in different ways. Although, the concept of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is not practiced in Sri Lankan construction industry yet, it is likely to become the project delivery standard in future. 

Facilities Management (FM) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) are contemporary day concepts that have modernised the way built environment behave. In modern day, FM concepts are moving towards to sustainable FM (SFM). Incidentally, Facilities Managers (FMs) become responsible for assuring the sustainability of facilities of the business. Modern day buildings are increasingly sophisticated and the need for information to operate and maintain them in sustainable manner is vital. Currently FMs rely on the information of the facility retrieved from conventional Computer Aided FM (CAFM). 

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