Benefits of BIM for Owners
In the planning, construction, and operation of facilities, stakeholders are increasingly turning to Building Information Modelling (BIM) to manage and deal with the complexities of a modern building. To that extent that some owners, such as Singapore, the UK and the US are requiring the use of BIM on major projects. Yet while there are distinct advantages to the use of BIM, questions remain about exactly what tangible benefits there are for building owners, and if these benefits are sufficient to justify the requirement of BIM in a construction project.
The purpose of this report is to explore the use of BIM from an owners’ perspective, identify the most common uses of BIM, and through a review of case studies and feedback from owners with experience with BIM, quantify the benefits they have realized through its use.