Proposing bim-related clauses in standard form of Malaysian construction contracts

Zainon, Nurshuhada and Vicky, Leong (2021) Proposing bim-related clauses in standard form of Malaysian construction contracts. Malaysian Construction Research Journal, Specia (1). pp. 171-187. ISSN 19853807,

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Building Information Modeling (BIM) is becoming mandatory for use on procured public sector works in many parts of the world. This serious effort of BIM implementation means that the contract documents for the contractor and through the supply chain and professional consultants will need to consider the specific implications of BIM. Therefore, a standard of approach of BIM and building contracts is essential to allow the process to work as it should and avoid disputes. Especially in Malaysia, there is still an absence of a standard form of contract for BIM. Therefore, this research aims to propose an implementation of BIM for the existing clauses of Malaysian standard form of contracts. This research started with a comparative analysis of contractual obligations that influences BIM-based project in Malaysia and the BIM conditions of international contract, by considering BIM International Standards BS EN ISO 19650-1 and 2 as a baseline. After the preliminary proposed conditions are developed, experts’ interview was conducted to enrich and validate the findings by implying thematic analysis. The respondents were among the prominent BIM implementers and Quantity Surveyors in Malaysia, which was selected using snowball sampling method. Finally, the modified conditions area proposed according to the suitability of existing clauses on PWD Form of Contract 203A and PAM Form of Contract 2018. The findings are hoped to assist stakeholders including clients, architectures, quantity surveyors, engineers understand their liability and scope of work clearer in BIM process. At the same time, to allow smooth process, to reduce the risk and cost of projects, as well as, to avoid disputes. © 2021, Construction Research Institute of Malaysia. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building Information Modeling (BIM); Construction management; Contract; Law; Standard form
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2023 08:17
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023 08:17

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