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BIM implementation throughout the UK construction project lifecycle: An analysis

Eadie, Robert, Browne, Mike, Odeyinka, Henry, Mahon, Clare and McNiff, Sean (2013) BIM implementation throughout the UK construction project lifecycle: An analysis. Automation in Construction, 36 . pp. 145-151. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2013.09.001


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.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Building Information Modelling; BIM advantages;BIM disadvantages; BIM adoption; Construction; Project management; Facilities Management; Training; Education; Project life cycle
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER)
ID Code:27389
Deposited By: Dr Robert Eadie
Deposited On:24 Oct 2013 10:02
Last Modified:24 Aug 2016 08:36

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