Systematic review of critical drivers for delay risk prediction: towards a conceptual framework for BIM-based construction projects
Egwim, Christian Nnaemeka
Ajayi, Saheed O.
Purpose – This study aims to develop a comprehensive conceptual framework that serves as a foundation for identifying most critical delay risk drivers for Building Information Modeling (BIM)-based construction projects. Design/methodology/approach – A systematic review was conducted using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) to identify key delay risk drivers in BIM-based construction projects that have significant impact on the performance of delay risk predictive modelling techniques. Findings – The results show that contractor related driver and external related driver are the most important delay driver categories to be considered when developing delay risk predictive models for BIM-based construction projects. Originality/value – This study contributes to the body of knowledge by filling the gap in lack of a conceptual framework for selecting key delay risk drivers for BIM-based construction projects, which has hampered scientific progress toward development of extremely effective delay risk predictive models for BIM-based construction projects. Furthermore, this study’s analyses further confirmed a positive effect of BIM on construction project delay.