BIM : expectations and a reality check

Gu, Ning, Singh, Vishal, London, Kerry, Brankovic, Ljiljana, & Taylor, Claudelle (2008) BIM : expectations and a reality check. In Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering & 2008 International Conference on Information Technology in Construction, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, China.


BIM (Building Information Modelling) is an approach that involves applying and maintaining an integral digital representation of all building information for different phases of the project lifecycle. This paper presents an analysis of the current state of BIM in the industry and a re-assessment of its role and potential contribution in the near future, given the apparent slow rate of adoption by the industry. The paper analyses the readiness of the building industry with respect to the product, processes and people to present an argument on where the expectations from BIM and its adoption may have been misplaced. This paper reports on the findings from: (1) a critical review of latest BIM literature and commercial applications, and (2) workshops with focus groups on changing work-practice, role of technology, current perceptions and expectations of BIM.

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ID Code: 28265
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Extension Program, Project 2007-003-EP : Collaboration Platform
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > CRC Construction Innovation
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