ITcon Vol. 15, pg. 185-201, http://www.itcon.org/2010/15

The perceived value of building information modeling in the U.S. building industry

submitted:June 2009
revised:December 2009
published:February 2010
editor(s):Bjork B-C
authors:Burcin Becerik-Gerber, Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, USA
becerik@usc.edu

Samara Rice, Graduate Student
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, USA
samarari@usc.edu
summary:Although measuring the business value of BIM has attracted the attention of practitioners and researchers, there has been a lack of consistent cost-benefit benchmarking associated with BIM process enhancements and innovations. An increase in the availability of cost-benefit information will be significant, as one of the primary motivators for professionals in the building industry to adopt new technologies is the opportunity for direct benefits in their own operations. This paper presents findings from an industry-wide online survey that was carried out in the spring of 2009. The study aims to understand the perceived value of BIM in the U.S. building industry, as seen by various participants in the industry. The survey specifically focuses on tangible benefits and costs associated with BIM use at the project level.
keywords:Building Information Modeling, Value, Study, Use, Cost, Benefit, Building Industry
full text: (PDF file, 1.281 MB)
citation:Becerik-Gerber B, Rice S (2010). The perceived value of building information modeling in the U.S. building industry, ITcon Vol. 15, pg. 185-201, http://www.itcon.org/2010/15