Building Information Modelling (BIM) and its adoption and effectiveness as a tool in the management of constructions projects in Australia

Nowak, Adrian (2020) Building Information Modelling (BIM) and its adoption and effectiveness as a tool in the management of constructions projects in Australia. [USQ Project]

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Across Australia every year billions of dollars of construction works are completed for clients from both the public and private sectors. The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (2020) says the total producing around $360 billion in revenue or approximately 9% of Australia’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Close management of these projects is required to ensure they meet the requirements of their clients. Managing projects is not a perfect science and can have inefficiencies which are recognised through means of using what would be considered traditional management techniques.

The last several decades has seen the introduction and uptake of BIM or Building Information Modelling into the AEC industry in Australia. This report undertakes research for the purpose of understanding BIM as an effective management tool and the adoption of BIM in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industry in Australia. This report overviews the literature in this area of research, looking into the effectiveness of BIM as a management tool and adoption rates within the AEC industry in Australia. The literature review highlighted small but significant knowledge gaps regarding as a result of what is perceived to be limited study in this area over the last decade.

The study aims to take a snapshot of the current AEC industry in Australia to better understand if BIM is used for the delivery of projects within the country. This report also outlines the methods implemented to achieve the projects research objectives and identifies the resources that will be required to achieve these outcomes. Both quantitative and qualitative data was collected through the way of various methods with a range of industry professionals participating in the research.

The results and discussion highlight the findings of the research and BIM (Building Information Modelling) and though it is perceived that BIM might not be used to its potential in Australia it is used in many instances to manage projects and continues to be adopted throughout the country.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Heravi, Amirhossein
Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Construction Management)
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2021 05:15
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2023 04:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building Information Modelling, BIM, BIM Adoption, Construction, BIM Management

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