Construction Management (B.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Faculty Mentor

Dr.Marcel Maghiar


The first of a two-part study to assess the adoption and implementation levels of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the Sri Lankan Construction industry was designed using both quantitative and qualitative inquiries. The research conducted was an assessment of the existing conditions which is referred to as the diagnosis phase of the project to be used as a foundation for further study and exploration in the second phase; the prescription phase. The focus on the diagnosis phase was to better understand the industry environment for implementing technologies that takes into account the opinions and expertise of the different construction professional disciplines, including Design, Engineering and Project Management disciplines and also examines the perceived challenges to the adoption of BIM as shared by these professionals through an online survey and multiple personal interviews. Existing conditions of the construction industry in Sri Lanka were also studied in attempting to understand the background of perceived challenges and they were considered in the proposed preliminary strategies recommended in this paper for further exploration in the second phase of this study.