BIM's Contribution as A Sustainable Construction Accelerator


Nindyo Cahyo Kresnanto
Raihan Iqbal Ramadhan
Muhamad Willdan
Panca Buana Pamungkas Putra


Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a technological tool used in the sustainable construction process, beginning with the planning phase and continuing through the construction and post-construction phases. BIM has excellent capabilities and is being adopted by construction service providers in the process of implementing sustainable construction. However, many barriers remain in the adoption process, particularly with regard to the intention to use it. The purpose of this study was to determine the intention to implement BIM based on the variables of benefits and barriers. In order to parse the phenomena that occur in research, this study employed a quantitative method. Survey data in the form of a questionnaire were collected from the Special Region of Yogyakarta using a purposive sampling method for this study. Questionnaires were distributed via Google Form to respondents from the construction sector (Civil & Architectural Engineering) and BIM application users (students, workers). The findings of this study have provided an overview of the challenges and benefits of implementing BIM in sustainable construction. The barriers presented are financial, technological, and policy barriers, depending on the company's classification, while the benefits presented are environmental benefits and innovation.


How to Cite
Kresnanto, N. C. ., Ramadhan, R. I., Willdan, M. ., & Putra, P. B. P. . (2023). BIM’s Contribution as A Sustainable Construction Accelerator. Applied Research on Civil Engineering and Environment (ARCEE), 4(01), 38–53.


  1. Abanda, F. H., & Byers, L. (2016). An investigation of the impact of building orientation on energy consumption in a domestic building using emerging BIM (Building Information Modelling). Energy, 97, 517–527.
  2. Abanda, F. H., Vidalakis, C., Oti, A. H., & Tah, J. H. M. (2015). A critical analysis of Building Information Modelling systems used in construction projects. Advances in Engineering Software, 90, 183–201.
  3. Ahankoob, A., Manley, K., & Abbasnejad, B. (2022). The role of contractors’ building information modelling (BIM) experience in realising the potential values of BIM. International Journal of Construction Management, 22(4), 588–599.
  4. Ahmad Jamal, K. A., Mohammad, M. F., Hashim, N., Mohamed, M. R., & Ramli, M. A. (2019). Challenges of Building Information Modelling (BIM) from the Malaysian Architect’s Perspective. MATEC Web of Conferences, 266, 05003.
  5. Ahuja, R., Sawhney, A., Jain, M., Arif, M., & Rakshit, S. (2020). Factors influencing BIM adoption in emerging markets – the case of India. International Journal of Construction Management, 20(1), 65–76.
  6. Alaloul, W. S., Musarat, M. A., Rabbani, M. B. A., Iqbal, Q., Maqsoom, A., & Farooq, W. (2021). Construction sector contribution to economic stability: Malaysian gdp distribution. Sustainability (Switzerland), 13(9), 1–26.
  7. Aryani, A. L., Brahim, J., & Fathi, M. S. (2014). The development of building information modeling (BIM) definition. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 567(June), 625–630.
  8. Azhar, S. (2017). Role of visualization technologies in safety planning and management at construction jobsites. Sustainable Civil Engineering Structures and Construction Materials, 171, 215–226.
  9. Babatunde, S. O., Udeaja, C., & Adekunle, A. O. (2021). Barriers to BIM implementation and ways forward to improve its adoption in the Nigerian AEC firms. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 39(1), 48–71.
  10. Badan Pusat Statistik. (2022). Konstruksi dalam Angka 2022.
  11. Badi, S., & Diamantidou, D. (2017). A social network perspective of building information modelling in Greek construction projects. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 13(6), 406–422.
  12. Baloi, D. (2003). Sustainable construction: challenges and opportunities. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 1(September), 289–297.
  13. Beazley, S., Heffernan, E., & McCarthy, T. J. (2017). Enhancing energy efficiency in residential buildings through the use of BIM: The case for embedding parameters during design. Energy Procedia, 121, 57–64.
  14. Belay, S., Goedert, J., Woldesenbet, A., & Rokooei, S. (2021). Enhancing BIM implementation in the Ethiopian public construction sector: An empirical study. Cogent Engineering, 8(1).
  15. Bello, S. A., Oyedele, L. O., Akinade, O. O., Bilal, M., Davila Delgado, J. M., Akanbi, L. A., Ajayi, A. O., & Owolabi, H. A. (2021). Cloud computing in construction industry: Use cases, benefits and challenges. Automation in Construction, 122(xxxx), 103441.
  16. BIM PUPR. (2018). Tim BIM PUPR dukung Pemanfaatan BIM pada Proyek Infrastruktur PUPR Yogyakarta.
  17. Bonenberg, W., & Wei, X. (2015). Green BIM in sustainable infrastructure. Procedia Manufacturing, 3(Ahfe), 1654–1659.
  18. Bui, N., Merschbrock, C., & Munkvold, B. E. (2016). A Review of Building Information Modelling for Construction in Developing Countries. Procedia Engineering, 164(1877), 487–494.
  19. Chan, D. W. M., Olawumi, T. O., & Ho, A. M. L. (2019). Perceived benefits of and barriers to Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementatiofile:///C:/Users/WILDA/Desktop/NPC UNEJ/Jurnal BIM/464a35870b16a3ee0e2a79b299006669.pdfn in construction: The case of Hong Kong. Journal of Building Engineering, 25(August 2018), 100764.
  20. Chen, K., & Lu, W. (2019). Bridging BIM and building (BBB) for information management in construction: The underlying mechanism and implementation. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 26(7), 1518–1532.
  21. Cheng, B., Li, J., Tam, V. W. Y., Yang, M., & Chen, D. (2020). A BIM-LCA Approach for Estimating the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Large-Scale Public Buildings : A Case Study.
  22. Cheng, J. C. P., Tan, Y., Song, Y., Liu, X., & Wang, X. (2017). A semi-automated approach to generate 4D / 5D BIM models for evaluating different offshore oil and gas platform decommissioning options.
  23. Dakhil, A., & Alshawi, M. (2014). Client’s Role in Building Disaster Management through Building Information Modelling. Procedia Economics and Finance, 18(September), 47–54.
  24. Dobson, D. W., Sourani, A., Sertyesilisik, B., & Tunstall, A. (2013). Sustainable Construction : Analysis of Its Costs and Benefits.
  25. Durdyev, S., Mbachu, J., Thurnell, D., Zhao, L., & Reza Hosseini, M. (2021). BIM adoption in the cambodian construction industry: Key drivers and barriers. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 10(4).
  26. Elshafey, A., Bahru, J., Saar, C. C., Technology, D., Centre, I., Bahru, J., Aminudin, E. B., Bahru, J., Gheisari, M., Usmani, A., & Bahru, J. (2020). TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE MODEL FOR AUGMENTED REALITY AND BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING INTEGRATION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. 25(August 2018), 161–172.
  27. Foufou, S., & Eds, K. T. (2016). Product Lifecycle Management in the Era of Internet of Things. 467, 529–540.
  28. Gan, V. J. L., Luo, H., Tan, Y., Deng, M., & Kwok, H. L. (2021). BIM and Data-Driven Predictive Analysis of Optimum Thermal Comfort for Indoor Environment.
  29. Gang, B., Ming, H., Jun, S., & Lye, M. (2018). Adoption of sustainable construction for small contractors : major barriers and best solutions. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 0123456789.
  30. Gardezi, S. S. S., Shafiq, N., Nurudinn, M. F., Farhan, S. A., & Umar, U. A. (2014). Challenges for implementation of building information modeling (BIM) in Malaysian construction industry. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 567, 559–564.
  31. Georgiadou, M. C. (2019). An overview of benefits and challenges of building information modelling (BIM) adoption in UK residential projects. Construction Innovation, 19(3), 298–320.
  32. Gerges, M., Austin, S., Mayouf, M., Ahiakwo, O., & Jaeger, M. (2017). AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING IN THE MIDDLE EAST Amr Saad BIM Implementation Consultant, BIM PROJECTS, Egypt; Tamer-El Gohary Senior BIM and planning engineer. Pg. 1 Middle East. Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon), 22(2), 1–15.
  33. Ghaffarianhoseini, A., Tookey, J., Ghaffarianhoseini, A., Naismith, N., Azhar, S., Efimova, O., & Raahemifar, K. (2017). Building Information Modelling (BIM) uptake: Clear benefits, understanding its implementation, risks and challenges. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 75(September), 1046–1053.
  34. Ghozali, I. (2006). Aplikasi Analisis Multivariate dengan Program SPSS. Penerbit UNDIP.
  35. Gledson, B. J., & Greenwood, D. (2017). The adoption of 4D BIM in the UK construction industry: An innovation diffusion approach. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 24(6), 950–967.
  36. Guerra, B. C., & Leite, F. (2021). Resources , Conservation & Recycling Circular economy in the construction industry : An overview of United States stakeholders ’ awareness , major challenges , and enablers. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 170(March), 105617.
  37. Hair, J. F., Black, W. C., Babin, B. J., & Anderson, R. E. (2010). Multivariate Data Analysis (7th ed). McGraw-Hill Education.
  38. Hill, R. C., & Bowen, P. A. (2010). Sustainable construction : principles and a framework for attainment Sustainable construction : principles and a framework for attainment. September 2013, 37–41.
  39. Hong, S. H., & J H Yu. (2018). Identification of external variables for the Technology Acceptance Model ( TAM ) in the assessment of BIM application for mobile devices Identification of external variables for the Technology Acceptance Model ( TAM ) in the assessment of BIM application.
  40. Ismail, N. A. A., Chiozzi, M., & Drogemuller, R. (2017). An overview of BIM uptake in Asian developing countries. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1903(November 2017).
  41. James P, & Matipa W M. (2004). Sustainable Construction in a DevelopingCountry: an Assessment of How theProfessional’S Practice Impact theEnvironment. 2(September), 1359–1366.
  42. John, R., Heap-Yih, C., & Christopher, P. (2015). Adoption of Building Information Modelling technology (BIM). Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 22(1), 91–107.
  43. Kalantari, S., Shepley, M. M., Rybkowski, Z. K., & Bryant, J. (2017). Designing for operational efficiency: facility managers’ perspectives on how their knowledge can be better incorporated during design. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 13(6), 457–478.
  44. Khan, A. (n.d.). Building Information Modelling ( BIM ) based Sustainability analysis for a construction project.
  45. Khosrowshahi, F., & Arayici, Y. (2012). Roadmap for implementation of BIM in the UK construction industry. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 19(6), 610–635.
  46. Kim, K. P. (2019). BIM-Enabled Sustainable Housing Refurbishment — LCA Case Study. In Sustainable Construction Technologies. Elsevier Inc.
  47. Kresnanto, N. C., & Putri, W. H. (2017). Lean and sustainable construction : link between the sustainability report disclosure and the impact on profitable opportunities for investors Lean and sustainable construction : link between the sustainability report disclosure and the impact on profitab. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 650 (2019) 012017, 1–7.
  48. Ku, K., & Taiebat, M. (2011). BIM experiences and expectations: The constructors’ perspective. International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 7(3), 175–197.
  49. Lee, G., Park, H. K., & Won, J. (2012). D 3 City project - Economic impact of BIM-assisted design validation. Automation in Construction, 22, 577–586.
  50. Li, J., Afsari, K., Li, N., Peng, J., Wu, Z., & Cui, H. (2020). A review for presenting building information modeling education and research in China. Journal of Cleaner Production, 259, 120885.
  51. Lin, Y. C., Chen, Y. P., Yien, H. W., Huang, C. Y., & Su, Y. C. (2018). Integrated BIM, game engine and VR technologies for healthcare design: A case study in cancer hospital. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 36(February), 130–145.
  52. Liu, S., Xie, B., Tivendal, L., & Liu, C. (2015). The Driving Force of Government in Promoting BIM Implementation. Journal of Management and Sustainability, 5(4), 157.
  53. Mahiwal, S. G., Bhoi, M. K., & Bhatt, N. (2021). Evaluation of energy use intensity (EUI) and energy cost of commercial building in India using BIM technology. Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, 22(5), 877–894.
  54. Mcauley, B., Hore, A., & West, R. (2019). Building Information Modelling in Ireland 2019. Construction IT Alliance Limited, 33.
  55. Mieslenna, C. F., & Wibowo, A. (2019). Mengeksplorasi Penerapan Building Information Modeling ( Bim ) Pada Industri Konstruksi Indonesia Dari Perspektif Pengguna Exploring the Implementation of Building Information Modeling ( Bim ) in the Indonesian Construction Industry From Users ’ Perspecti. Jurnal Sosial Ekonomi Pekerjaan Umum, 11(1), 44–58.
  56. Migilinskas, D., Balionis, E., Dziugaite-Tumeniene, R., & Siupsinskas, G. (2016). An advanced multi-criteria evaluation model of the rational building energy performance. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 22(6), 844–851.
  57. Mohammed, M., Shafiq, N., Al-mekhlafi, A. A., Al-fakih, A., Zawawi, N. A., Mohamed, A. M., Khallaf, R., Abualrejal, H. M., Shehu, A. A., & Al-nini, A. (2022). Beneficial Effects of 3D BIM for Pre-Empting Waste during the Planning and Design Stage of Building and Waste Reduction Strategies.
  58. Monteiro, A., & Poças Martins, J. (2013). A survey on modeling guidelines for quantity takeoff-oriented BIM-based design. Automation in Construction, 35, 238–253.
  59. Musarat, M. A., Alaloul, W. S., & Liew, M. S. (2021). Impact of inflation rate on construction projects budget: A review. Ain Shams Engineering Journal, 12(1), 407–414.
  60. Mytafides, C. K., Dimoudi, A., & Zoras, S. (2017). Transformation of a university building into a zero energy building in Mediterranean climate. Energy and Buildings, 155, 98–114.
  61. Natephra, W., Motamedi, A., Fukuda, T., & Yabuki, N. (2017). Integrating building information modeling and virtual reality development engines for building indoor lighting design.
  62. Nguyen, V. C. (2020). Human capital, capital structure choice and firm profitability in developing countries: An empirical study in Vietnam. Accounting, 6(2), 127–136.
  63. Noviani, S. A., Amin, M., & Hardjomuldjadi, S. (2022). The impact of 3D , 4D , and 5D Building Information Modeling for reducing claims to service providers. 26(1), 47–56.
  64. Plessis, C. Du. (2006). A strategic framework for sustainable construction in developing countries. Construction Management and Economics.
  65. Primasetra, A., Larasati, D., & Wonorahardjo, S. (2022). BIM Utilization in Improving Energy Efficiency Performance on Architectural Design Process: Challenges and Opportunities. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 1058(1).
  66. Putri, W. H., & Kresnanto, N. C. (2021). Deteksi Resiko Finansial dan Kontrol Perilaku dalam Implementasi Building Information Modeling (BIM). Universitas Janabadra Yogyakarta.
  67. Ramya, M., & Ramadasan, T. D. (2016). Analysis on Causes for Accidents in Construction and Its Safety Measures. 127–132.
  68. Rodgers, C., Hosseini, M. R., Chileshe, N., & Rameezdeen, R. (2015). Building Information Modelling (Bim) within the Australian construction related small and medium sized enterprises: Awareness, practices and drivers. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2015, 691–700.
  69. Santos, R., Costa, A. A., Silvestre, J. D., & Pyl, L. (2019). Informetric analysis and review of literature on the role of BIM in sustainable construction. Automation in Construction, 103(February), 221–234.
  70. Shin, M. H., Lee, H. K., & Kim, H. Y. (2018). Benefit-Cost analysis of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in a Railway Site. Sustainability (Switzerland), 10(11), 1–10.
  71. Sirimal, E., Hassani, H., Heravi, S., & Huang, X. (2019). Annals of Tourism Research Forecasting tourism demand with denoised neural networks. Annals of Tourism Research, 74, 134–154.
  72. Sopaheluwakan, M. P., & Adi, T. J. W. (2020). Adoption and implementation of building information modeling (BIM) by the government in the Indonesian construction industry. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 930(1).
  73. Sriyolja, Z., Harwin, N., & Yahya, K. (2021). Barriers to Implement Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Construction Industry: A Critical Review. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 738(1).
  74. Sugiyono. (2016). Metode Penelitian Kuantitatif, Kualitatif, dan R&D. PT Alfabet.
  75. Sugiyono. (2017). Metode Penelitian Kuantitatif, Kualitatif, dan R&D. CV Alfabeta.
  76. Sui Pheng, L., & Shing Hou, L. (n.d.). The Economy and the Construction Industry 2.1 Some Basic Concepts of the Construction Industry 2.1.1 Construction as an Economic Activity.
  77. Sun, C., Jiang, S., Skibniewski, M. J., Man, Q., & Shen, L. (2017). A literature review of the factors limiting the application of BIM in the construction industry. Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 23(5), 764–779.
  78. Tai, S., Zhang, Y., & Li, T. (2021). Factors affecting BIM application in China: a social network model. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 19(2), 373–384.
  79. Telaga, A. S. (2018). A review of BIM (Building Information Modeling) implementation in Indonesia construction industry. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 352(1).
  80. Thomas E. Glavinich, D.E., P. E. (2008). Contractor ’ s Guide to Green Building Contractor ’ s Guide to Green Building Construction. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  81. Timothy O. Olawumi, Daniel W.M. Chan, Johnny K.W. Wong, A. P. C. C. (2018). Barriers to the Integration of BIM and Sustainability Practices in Construction Projects : A Delphi Survey of International Experts. Journal of Building Engineering, 1–34.
  82. Torkhani, R., Laval, J., Malek, H., & Moalla, N. (2019). Toward Information System Architecture to Support Predictive Maintenance Approach. In Proceedings of the I-ESA Conferences (Vol. 9, Issue April). Springer International Publishing.
  83. Tulke, J. (2018). BIM-based design coordination. Building Information Modeling: Technology Foundations and Industry Practice, 317–327.
  84. Ullah, K., Lill, I., & Witt, E. (2019). An overview of BIM adoption in the construction industry: Benefits and barriers. Emerald Reach Proceedings Series, 2, 297–303.
  85. UN Conference on Environment and Development: AGENDA 21. (1992).
  86. Van Roy, A. F., & Firdaus, A. (2020). Building Information Modelling in Indonesia: Knowledge, Implementation and Barriers. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries, 25(2), 199–217.
  87. Volk, R., Stengel, J., & Schultmann, F. (2014). Building Information Modeling (BIM) for existing buildings - Literature review and future needs. Automation in Construction, 38, 109–127.
  88. Wang, B., Wang, Q., Cheng, J. C. P., Song, C., & Yin, C. (2021). Vision-assisted BIM reconstruction from 3D LiDAR point clouds for MEP. Automation in Construction, xxxx.
  89. Wang, G., & Song, J. (2017). The relation of perceived benefits and organizational supports to user satisfaction with building information model (BIM). Computers in Human Behavior, 68, 493–500.
  90. Wei, M. N. U. H. H., Meng, H. L. C., & Elumalai, N. P. (2021). Building information modeling ( BIM ) incorporated green building analysis : an application of local construction materials and sustainable practice in the built environment. Journal of Building Pathology and Rehabilitation, 5.
  91. Wibowo, M. A. (2003). The Contribution of The Construction Industry to The Economy of Indonesia: A Systematic Approach. 255.
  92. Zhang, L., Chu, Z., & Song, H. (2020). Understanding the relation between bim application behavior and sustainable construction: A case study in china. Sustainability (Switzerland), 12(1), 1–17.
  93. Zhou, Y., Yang, Y., & Yang, J. Bin. (2019). Barriers to BIM implementation strategies in China. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 26(3), 554–574.
  94. Zoghi, M., & Kim, S. (2020). Dynamic modeling for life cycle cost analysis of BIM-based construction waste management. Sustainability (Switzerland), 12(6).