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Reviewing the effects of deploying Building Information Modelling (BIM) on the adoption of sustainable design in Gulf countries: a case study in Saudi Arabia

Alghamdi, Mushref, Beach, Thomas and Rezgui, Yacine 2022. Reviewing the effects of deploying Building Information Modelling (BIM) on the adoption of sustainable design in Gulf countries: a case study in Saudi Arabia. City, Territory and Architecture 9 (18) 10.1186/s40410-022-00160-7

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Abstract

Sustainable construction is a challenging prospect in Gulf countries such as Saudi Arabia and the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is often suggested as a solution. However, achieving improvement is associated with considerable challenges, particularly regarding energy efficiency improvements. Furthermore, the extreme environmental conditions in Saudi Arabia increase the demand for energy. As energy consumption in buildings is one of the main problems related to the built environment in both dry and hot climates, although in hot climates especially the issue is exacerbated by the particularly great need for cooling systems in buildings. On the other hand, one of the most important factors that affect Saudi Arabia’s building design is gender and function, demonstrating how the culture of Saudi Arabia, significantly influenced by the Islamic religion, affects design. This paper aims to present a literature review of the area of sustainable building design and the impact of cultural issues, focusing on the case of Saudi Arabia. This paper has analysed related literature in the area of sustainable building design and the influence of cultural issues, focusing on the case of Saudi Arabia. This review has identified the lack of using technology to support designs in Saudi Arabia, lack of achieving sustainability in Saudi Arabia, culture issues effect on designing in Saudi Arabia, and lack of using Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Saudi Arabia for both public and private project. These issues have led to a series of recommendations that have the potential to improve the adoption of sustainable design in Saudi Arabia by using (BIM). Some of these recommendations are developing and understanding the influence of cultural issues on achieving sustainable design. Secondly, analysing the different viewpoints on sustainability between the experts and members of the public. Furthermore, developing a framework of measures of sustainable design for buildings with consideration of specific factors. Additionally, showing the current level of using BIM technologies. Finally, developing a methodology, supported by BIM, for both government and private projects.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Additional Information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher: SpringerOpen
ISSN: 2195-2701
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 May 2022
Date of Acceptance: 12 May 2022
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2022 11:13
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/149814

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