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BIM in the Center of Digital Transformation of the Construction Sector—The Status of BIM Adoption in North Macedonia †

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Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Rugjer Boskovic 18, 1000 Skopje, North Macedonia
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Kreacija Association of Business and Consultants Skopje, Nikola Parapunov 41, 1000 Skopje, North Macedonia
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BIM Academy, WITS Institute SL, Calle de Mallorca 346, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
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Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Kongresni trg 12, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Faculty of Civil Engineering, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Radlinského 11, 810 05 Bratislava, Slovakia
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This paper is an extended version of our paper published in the 9th Annual Edition of Sustainable Places (SP 2021) Conference, Rome, Italy, 29 September 2021; p. 8.
Academic Editor: Bo Xia
Buildings 2022, 12(2), 218; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12020218
Received: 24 December 2021 / Revised: 8 February 2022 / Accepted: 9 February 2022 / Published: 15 February 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Buildings: 10th Anniversary)
The building sector nowadays has come to the stage where it needs a “digital” renovation. This is to be accomplished by an introduction of change into the methodology of construction and using new tools and technologies, such as BIM technology. This paper gives an insight into the status of BIM adoption in North Macedonia. It presents the threefold actions toward introduction of BIM in the national construction industry. These actions refer to scanning the current situation regarding digitalization of the sector, then taking promotional actions to express the benefits of BIM, and finally identifying and proposing the most suitable measures, summarized in the proposal of the National Roadmap for BIM adoption. The methods used consist of a brief literature review of the global status of BIM development. Then, the results of a survey conducted on more than 300 respondents representing a sample of building professionals in the country are discussed, and the barriers for successful BIM adoption are accordingly identified. The next step is to showcase the potential benefits of BIM for assessment of energy performance of buildings. As a final point, the conclusions drafted toward identification of the most important challenges are addressed in the proposed National Roadmap for BIM adoption. View Full-Text
Keywords: digitalization; BIM; construction; productivity; energy performance; BIM roadmap digitalization; BIM; construction; productivity; energy performance; BIM roadmap
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Stojanovska-Georgievska, L.; Sandeva, I.; Krleski, A.; Spasevska, H.; Ginovska, M.; Panchevski, I.; Ivanov, R.; Perez Arnal, I.; Cerovsek, T.; Funtik, T. BIM in the Center of Digital Transformation of the Construction Sector—The Status of BIM Adoption in North Macedonia. Buildings 2022, 12, 218. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12020218

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Stojanovska-Georgievska L, Sandeva I, Krleski A, Spasevska H, Ginovska M, Panchevski I, Ivanov R, Perez Arnal I, Cerovsek T, Funtik T. BIM in the Center of Digital Transformation of the Construction Sector—The Status of BIM Adoption in North Macedonia. Buildings. 2022; 12(2):218. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12020218

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Stojanovska-Georgievska, Lihnida, Ivana Sandeva, Aleksandar Krleski, Hristina Spasevska, Margarita Ginovska, Igor Panchevski, Risto Ivanov, Ignasi Perez Arnal, Tomo Cerovsek, and Tomas Funtik. 2022. "BIM in the Center of Digital Transformation of the Construction Sector—The Status of BIM Adoption in North Macedonia" Buildings 12, no. 2: 218. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12020218

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