Associating Knowledge-in-Use with Technology-in-Use While Comparing Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Finland and in Quebec
Building Information Modeling (known as BIM) implementation has been pushed by various initiatives in Finland, Norway, USA and many other countries. Each country has its own vision towards its implementation. In this article, the BIM implementation has been discussed in Quebec, in comparison with Finland. A theoretical understanding of technological use, as technology-in-use, has been adopted to conduct this study, from the multi-dimensional way. The main problems of the constructions industry were described as rooted in the long-established work-practice and traditional managerial approaches in this specific industry. Further more, a concept of knowledge-of-use has been emphasized by actors’ users of BIM, considering the technology as one thing, and knowledge acquisition in using technology in order to incorporate the use as another thing. In addition, managerial implications are discussed.
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