BIM implementation throughout the UK construction project lifecycle: An analysis

Robert Eadie, Mike Browne, Henry Odeyinka, Clare Mahon, Sean McNiff

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Substantial impacts through BIM implementation may be achieved throughout all stages of the construction process. The paper measures BIM use throughout the project lifecycle, confirming BIM is most often used in the early stages with progressively less use in the latter stages. This research demonstrates via 92 responses from a sample of BIM users that collaboration aspects produce the highest positive impact. The process aspects are more important than the software technology. BIM necessitates investment in software and training however, smaller practices can afford it. Stakeholder financial benefits are ranked concluding that clients benefit most financially from BIM followed by Facilities Managers. Despite this, over 70% do not provide a 3D model and Cobie dataset at the conclusion of a project. Identification of Key Performance Indicators currently being used for BIM is provided and findings indicate a lack of industry expertise and training providing an opportunity for education providers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-151
JournalAutomation in Construction
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 30 Sept 2013

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  • Building Information Modelling
  • BIM advantages
  • BIM disadvantages
  • BIM adoption
  • Construction
  • Project management
  • Facilities Management
  • Training
  • Education
  • Project life cycle


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