An Australian perspective of the business drivers from Building Information Modelling

Crawford, J, Aranda-Mena, G and Froese, T 2008, 'An Australian perspective of the business drivers from Building Information Modelling', in Aizhu Ren, Zhiliang Ma and Xinzheng Lu (ed.) International Conference on Information technology in Construction, Beijing, China, 16-18 October, 2008, pp. 1-7.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title An Australian perspective of the business drivers from Building Information Modelling
Author(s) Crawford, J
Aranda-Mena, G
Froese, T
Year 2008
Conference name 12th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
Conference location Beijing, China
Conference dates 16-18 October, 2008
Proceedings title International Conference on Information technology in Construction
Editor(s) Aizhu Ren, Zhiliang Ma and Xinzheng Lu
Publisher Tsinghua University Press
Place of publication Beijing, China
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Abstract The paper describes a project undertaken to investigate the business case and drivers for Building lnformation Modeling (BIM) in an Australian context. In a semi-structured approach, many key personnel from five case study projects were interviewed in detail to help ascertain which, if any, crucial factors appear to be driving and/or inhibiting the successful adoption of BIM amongst Australian architectural, engineering, construction and facility management organisations. The results of the case studies showed that there are variations in the business case for BIM from one project to another, and no single, consistent business case could be produced. The business case is far too specific in terms of the individual projects, companies and technologies for a universal business case to be meaningful. However, the results did offer significant value to organisations desiring to analyse their own business case for BIM implementation by ; advancing a framework that can be used to assemble business cases for future BIM implementation initiatives; by providing much information and opinion that will help readers make more informed predictions of their business case outcomes; and by indicating the degree of consensus around BIM business case issues through comparison of the results or all the case studies, the cross-study analysis evaluated the extent of agreement for a wide range of theoretical propositions.
Subjects Digital and Interaction Design
Keyword(s) Building information modelling
BIM
digital representation of facilities
virtual design
construction and operation
strategic drivers
technology innovation
inhibitors
case study
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