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    • ISSN: 1793-8201 (Print), 2972-4511 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Theory Eng.
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    • DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Mehmet Sahinoglu
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Prof. Mehmet Sahinoglu
Computer Science Department, Troy University, USA
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJCTE. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of computer theory and engineering.

IJCTE 2014 Vol.6(6): 504-509 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2014.V6.918

The Obstacles and Strategy of Building Information Modeling Application in Chinese Construction Industry

Boya Ji, Zhenqiang Qi, and Zhanyong Jin

Abstract—At present, there is a difficult situation in promoting and applying Building Information Modeling (BIM) in China. Many Chinese scholars made summaries of a range of obstacles in different practices; however, there is no clear guidance and effective strategy from which they can learn and enhance their capacity in using BIM. In this paper, we analyze the BIM application in China and seek to present what is the most reasonable strategy, which is inevitably impeded by the result of the existence of externalities. Moreover, analysis of the obstacles and establishments of Dynamic Game Model based on complete information are firstly proposed among enterprises and government. The overall aim of the Model is to find the relations between government and participants, and to discover the practice method in BIM application. It is concluded that the government with the most powerful influence on the promotion of BIM application is expected to formulate corresponding policies to improve BIM’s development. Notably, since the Economic Efficiency, the main influential factor for BIM applications, leads economic incentive policies to be in charge of popularizing and deepening BIM applications, the degree of motivation becomes a key element to promote BIM technology. Therefore, we can rationally figure out that the government should strengthen the BIM technology research and its development in order to solve the problems or obstacles of BIM applications.

Index Terms—Building Information Modeling (BIM), obstacles, externality, game model.

The authors are with the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture-BUCEA, Department of School of Economics and Management Engineering, Beijing 100044, China (e-mail:,,


Cite:Boya Ji, Zhenqiang Qi, and Zhanyong Jin, "The Obstacles and Strategy of Building Information Modeling Application in Chinese Construction Industry," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 504-509, 2014.

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