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The present research is aimed to identify the barriers in implementation of building information modelling (BIM) practices and challenges in construction industry in Qatar. Construction industry has been one of the lowest performing industries around the world. Recent growth in infrastructure projects in the past three decades has led to criticism of many problems. In view of improving the image of the industry, most commonly criticized issues are lack of innovation, industry wide fragmentation and low performance in delivery of projects. A collaborative working environment is required to solve these issues. In the past few years, development and use of information technology in AEC industry has increased to support the requirement of an integrated working environment. With revolution in use of technology, BIM seems to offer solution to most problems faced by the industry. BIM presents computer aided process to manage entire construction project from design phase to disposal of the built structure. Construction boards and private market forces in US and UK have reported low awareness and implementation about BIM. Recent improvements have not achieved the required level of deployment. Construction industry in Qatar faces similar issues in dealing with upsurge of infrastructure projects. Construction sector in Europe, US, UK and Singapore after witnessing the advantages of BIM started pushing for higher implementation. Expected use of BIM in Qatar will be less than European, US and UK markets at government level. As BIM offers solution to the issues faced by construction industry in Qatar, it will be beneficial to examine current status of implementation, barriers and challenges faced by the construction sector in its implementation in Qatar.
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