Proceedings of the 2019 European Conference on Computing in Construction


Towards a methodology for quantifying the benefits of BIM

Ilias Krystallis 1, Eleni Papadonikolaki 1, Giorgio Locatelli 2, Ornella Iuorio 2
1 University College London, United Kingdom
2 University of Leeds, United Kingdom

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2019.138
Abstract: The adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) which offers integrated software and processes for digital delivery, is becoming imperative for the UK construction industry. Literature thus far is unclear if the benefits claimed by the industry are exaggerated for commercial reasons. Our exploratory study investigates how the benefits of adopting BIM can be quantified. The findings reported through a focus group of industry experts specialising in digital innovation offers a reality check at project/firm/sector level to scrutinize the benefits and costs of BIM. The key results offer four areas the construction sector could further investigate to report monetary benefits and costs of BIM. The study thus provides insight into how businesses can develop a robust but adaptable methodology for capturing BIM costs and benefits.
Keywords: Business, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Project Management
Pages: 19 - 24

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